Parallel Universe

“There was a time in my life not so long ago, that I experienced a moment that could only be described as pure love and happiness.
It was as if love and happiness were finally real to me and were something tangible, embodied in that moment.
They were in everything I could hear, touch, taste or smell.
I could see them with my very eyes – reflected back at me in someone else’s.
They were all around me, breathing life into me, as if wrapping me up in a blanket.

And in that moment I caught a glimpse of something.
A parallel universe – a way things could have been.
An alternate reality where that love and happiness were mine to keep, a place where I didn’t have to let them go.

I only hope that one day…. many years from now when I am an old lady and I close my eyes for the last time – I will open them again and find myself there.”

Ranata Suzuki

John William Waterhouse, Gone but not forgotten, 1873

John William Waterhouse, Gone but not forgotten, 1873