It is that kind of people that one defines as good.
Without malice, without laps, healthy in mind and spirit, truly enrolled
in just and noble causes.
Pious, compassionate, transparent.
Simple, face washed, in a literal and metaphorical sense.
A doctor, a brand new retiree, her sleeplessness went through her two children of the heart, adopted together with her husband, the two dogs that together they brought home from a shelter, and some other animal rescued from the mistreatment of others.
Between adopted children and pets, one of the most sublime forms of giving love, she and her husband, also a doctor, also recently retired, began to unravel
what it was to have free time,
cradled by Chopin's Nocturnes performed on the piano by Martha Argerich and the musical instruments that he treasured.
Between those cozy walls, a dream was emerging to
enjoy the years to come as a family
, calmer, more serene.
They planned to move to Spain;
Accompanied by their grown children, who could practice their professions from anywhere in the world, she and he had been looking for
their new home on the other side of the sea for months.
When sometimes it was she alone who went through the web in search of the desired home, he asked her to remember the two unavoidable conditions: fireplace inside and grill outside.
This was her concern until that early morning when two dry sounds, unlike any other,
suddenly woke her up
He still doesn't understand why he did it.
Neat to the end, he
only left a letter,
and all the papers, the passwords, the bank accounts in order.
He makes you want to hold her tight as he goes over and over again the instances of that day, wringing the handkerchief soaked in tears, searching for explanations in the void, but with the firm determination
to get ahead.
What went through his mind, who seemed to have everything?
Impossible to know.
Perhaps the person who best summed it up is that character from Moravia in La Romana: "Each one puts his own paradise in the other's hell."