She slowly turned to look at his perplexed expression and answered, “A letter came for you today.”With that, she slowly got up, releasing his hand, his hold on her and walked into thekitchen.While still kneeling he watched as she had gotten up and left for the kitchen. Stillwondering what she was talking about, he got up and followed her. When reaching the doorwayleading to the kitchen, he saw her standing by the table. Sunlight came flooding into the wellwindowed nook where the table was found. It draped her body as she stood with her hips andshoulders off center forming a soft, slight ‘S’ shape with her form. She had her back to him. Joshcould see that she was looking down at something she was holding. He moved to her and sawthat it was an envelope which she obviously had opened.When she felt his presence near her, she whispered, “This came for you. I had to open itwhen I saw who it was from.”Joshua didn’t say a word. He just looked at it. He wondered what Kevin would possiblywant. She looked at him and saw him looking at the envelope in her hand. His eyes moved up tomeet hers. His face was just one big question. She held it out to him. He just looked at her wondering what to do. She pushed it to him and he took it.He just looked at it. She moved to one of the many windows in the kitchen. Again, hewatched as she moved. He had always loved to watch her move with such fluid, gentle, femininegrace found only in the most experienced dancer. He watched as she stood at the window withher right hand on the sill; just standing and looking out the window, bathing in the light breeze.“Are you going to read it?” she asked with a sigh as she looked over her shoulder after afew moments realizing that he hadn’t moved an inch.“Should I?” he asked not honestly knowing.“I wanted to throw it out, burn it, just hide it from you,” she sighed, “But, I couldn’t.”He just stood there watching her as she turned her attention from the view outside of thewindow and turned around to face him. She did not face him though; she continued to stare at thefloor. He could not help to feel her defeated soul.Taking a deep breath, she continued, “Our entire relationship, existence together has beenthoroughly based on trust and openness. I can’t think of a time when you have ever hid anythingfrom me and after all we have been through, I couldn’t even believe that starting it now wouldserve any good. I know that you need to see it. I know that deep inside you would want to readit.”“I could just throw it out as you thought of,” he offered, “I could just throw it out and wecould just move on as we have.”“No, no you couldn’t. I know you. I know that if you were to throw that out withoutreading it, you would forever be eating yourself up over it,” she responded in a teary sigh, “Iknow that you would forever wonder what its contents was. You feel a need to read it and youwill. I, I just hope you will make the right decision. I have to trust you.”Josh just looked at her and she looked back at him, smiled a hopeful smile, and moved toleave the kitchen. He intercepted her movement giving her a warm, strong embrace.