A last letter to an unrequited love, To Heaven From Michael is an abstract chronicle—written in the style of a love letter—of the emotional ups and downs and even further downs of the seven-year relationship between myself and my first love.
Though its content is very personal, I believe the issues involved possess a universal appeal that is of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of love and its role in human life.
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To Heaven From Michael
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"I died at the end of the day when we'd say goodbye, then I lived for the next afternoon when I'd see you again."
"I'd wake up the next afternoon with paper scattered all over the bed, less than an hour to shower and prepare to go see you, and a folded love letter with my heart in it."
"All I remember is walking around in the darkness searching for something I knew I'd never find."
"Though you were always in my heart, you were never really in my life. I often entertained the illusion you were just some perfect love I'd dreamed up and not a real person, merely a figment of my imagination. Then just when I'd give into the fear you'd never be real again, there you were."
Regardless of anyone’s particular beliefs, Heaven is that perfect state of existence impossible in physical reality, which means it must be spiritual. Above all, Heaven is a state of mind, not some paradise or utopia waiting for a select few on the 'other side.' It’s not something you die for; it’s something you live for, because it’s something you want to live through for its own sake, as an end in itself.
Some people try to reach Heaven through God; some try to reach it through money; some try to reach it through sex, crime, drugs, fame, charity, sacrifice, etc. I wanted to reach it through love. My idea of reaching Heaven was reaching a life with you.