After more than a half century, the author recovers his old love letters to a girl he felt very close to as a teenager, a girl that meanwhile died, thus triggering off deep sorrow and regrets for the days of their common youth. He responds to a number of those letters with melancholy comments, letters that miraculously found their way back to him after a near eternity. He directs also some of his reactions to his beloved wife, who developed Alzheimer’s and now lives in a home not far from where she used to live with him. As he goes through the long past days of his juvenile years, he gains deeper insights into the reasons for their gradual estrangement and overcomes the sense of failure and unconscious guilt he always felt regarding the end of their relationship. The three important women of his life seem to merge and become one: his long dead mother, his ill wife and his deceased first love. Gradually he finds peace with himself, confident that his deepest feelings and the love he was shown by the three are a enduring gift which will persist forever and stay with him beyond the hour when he too will decide to depart.