The female element
In “Harmony and contrast, the female impact”
By Antoine Archange Raphael
Peter Young’s life mysteriously takes place, leading him from crisis to crisis. However, an element seems to intervene frequently in its unfolding: the female element.
His late father, shortly before dying during a traffic accident, along with his mother, has “lectured” his son on a woman’s possible important role in his adult life. Peter will always remember this lecture which will take the complexion of a prophecy materializing gradually.
By the way, his father, if his memory serves him well, has advised him not to marry a woman for show, for her beautiful and proportionate legs, for her dove eyes, angelic smile, and her powerful mind astonishing the world. Of course, she will glow with beauty and charm. In fact, that day, the father wondered if Nature or God, in these days, do not make all women beautiful. For some unexplained reason, wherever he had gone, he had seen nothing but angelic creatures. Anyway, his son’s wife shouldn’t be confused with an object of curiosity.
The father has thought that he should really love a woman according to his concept, who will live in the daily intimacy of his house.
For, his children, some point in time will leave him to go about their own life; his friends and relatives will turn old and won’t be able to keep in touch with him or to visit him as frequently he would like.
Then, his wife will remain the concretion of his dream; she will share his bed, his estate, his moments of sadness and joy, until old age and death.
Peter’s mother has been the first female to affect him deeply. She has had, like his father, an intuition of her imminent death. Because of that, she has increased her love for her son and has, more than ever, observed him to such a par that she has detected the dormant presence of inner richness in him.
She has believed that certain traits of character seem to become integral parts of personality, since childhood to the grave.
After his parents' death, another woman, Aunt Emma, came to his rescue. She loves him very much as if she has carried him in her bosom; the more so, as Peter’s presence in her home has stopped her worries about loneliness.
Along the way, Yolanda Clinton shares her life with Peter, the time at which, that man, sinking into despair, wanted to commit suicide.
Yolanda, coming from a wealthy family, instead of giving herself up to someone glamorous, put in her head that there is one man on this planet she can love: Peter Young.
Actually, powerful and wealthy men are after her. They offer her castles in Spain, all the gold in Peru, pies in the sky. Nevertheless, she doesn’t trust them. She feels they simply want to enjoy her body and her youthfulness. She strongly thinks that following them will lead her to a tunnel of despair.
In addition, what makes her resist to the falsely exciting life they have tried to lure her to? Peter’s image does. It has outshone them all.
Why has it?
She doesn’t have the faintest idea. As far as she is concerned, it happens to be one of the mysteries of her existence.
Yet, Peter’s closeness to Yolanda, a woman foolishly engaged in illegal activities, throws him into a nightmare ended in his receiving multiple stab wounds and in a coma.
For one reason or another, the mystery continues and looks more inextricable when, a nurse called Fay doesn’t hesitate to devote herself to helping this coma patient.
She spends her free hours at the patient’s bedside, speaks to him as if he could hear her and falls in love with him.
Yes, she falls in love with him!
She has no doubt about it. The only way she can explain her carelessness is that she is enamored of him. Yes, she must face her reality; otherwise, she won’t be able to handle it.
In her case, we should equate love with compulsive gambling, going from an innocent urge, an acceptable course of action to total chaos or happiness.
She fell in love with him from the first day she saw him arriving unconscious at the trauma center, covered with blood, betraying the image of a scum, a killer, a drug dealer.
Why did she love him? She has never had any logical explanation. Yet, through intuition, she detects the richness of inner qualities Peter’s mother had seen in him, shortly before her tragic death.
How and why?
Again, Fay has never had a logical explanation. However, once her heart has (so to speak) picked him out of millions of men, it has never stopped focusing religiously on him.
Note: this story has two volumes in English and Frenc, which have been published by the same publisher, www.lulu.com.