“Do you remember this place? This is where we first met. I just look at this wonderful lake, the trees, and the clouds and I think how lucky it was for me to finally find someone like you. You do remember! Yeah, I fell into the lake and I got out and you were there, by that tree trying not to laugh and then we talked for a little while and you gave me your number. Ha… I never told you this… but I got a cold that day. Stop laughing! It was horrible but I pretended that I didn’t have it because I just wanted to talk to you. My first call, right? Remember? Yeah, exactly like that! Anyway, this is nice isn’t it? It kinda takes you back to when we were so young. We have been together for… five years now and I love you. You know I love you. We’ve been through a lot together, sometimes it is hard, sometimes it is easy, sometimes it is strange but never boring. And I am glad that we went through all of that because… because I would not have wanted to do any of that with anyone but you. Don’t you agree?

“Oh, you are going to make me cry. Come on… ok, I’ll go since you can’t stop smiling and sobbing. It’s great… no… don’t stop… I love it, I love you because this how you make me feel. All inside I feel… different when I’m with you. All the horrible things that have happened to me, you know… but when I am with you they all seem almost… weird, you know… as if they had happened to someone else, as if I had dreamt them all. That’s your magic, that’s the thing that makes me happy to still be alive after all those years, that thing that keeps me awake, and that thing that keeps my heart beating faster every time you talk, or every time we kiss, or every time I just see you next to me and think how lucky I am to have you. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you and I hope I never will.

“Please, don’t talk, I just need to finish this. I love you. Every time I look into your eyes I think, ‘Damn, I love you so much, I can’t stop, I don’t want to stop.’ I cannot even think about not being with you, I cannot bear waking up and not finding you there next to me. And that’s why I want to spend the rest of our lives with each other. Just the way it was meant to be. And here, in the place we met for the first time, the first time we kissed with the moon and the lake and the wind and the tree, and the wonderful night afterwards, I just want to hold you. I bought this for you and only for you. Here, let me. I am asking you now. I could never find someone as perfect as you, someone as beautiful, someone as… I… I… I love you… that’s all. I love you with all my heart. Will you please marry me?”

“No.”

I like to write for some reason so I’m doing it here. I’ll try write something every day, and hopefully, get better at it.