Written in the first narrative, this is a
story told by Robert Chandon Smith who falls headlong in love with a woman
by the name of Catherine Mason.
A high ranking Corporate Executive
working with an Oil & Gas company based in Asia and whose term of office
was coming to an end with retirement, Robert Chandon Smith had always put his
job as a priority above all else and had his marriage fail due to that. He has
two children from that first marriage and they live with his ex-wife in New York.
In this story, Robert has a difficult
time expressing his desires and love for a woman he has been attracted to from
the first time he laid eyes on her. Her youthful looks and age as compared to
his advanced one were one of the reasons for his hesitation to expose his true
feelings to her. From the day he met her, he kept a journal detailing
everything that took place and tirelessly related his feelings for her in it.
His unspoken thoughts were written with much yearning and his laments through
poetic verses and expressions divulged his most intimate feelings for a woman
he painstakingly stalked and in his own way looked after without exposing his
turbulent feelings for her.
He is a loner and someone who prioritized
his commitments to his job thus isolating himself from the realities of a
personal relationship. Catherine Mason’s entry into his life is like a breath
of fresh air as Robert views the world in a different light after meeting her.
Though his feelings remain unspoken till the end, Robert Chandon Smith’s
vulnerability and the magnitude of love he feels for the target of his desire
effectively invokes in the readers a chance to see love written with much
longing and honest clarity.
Shobana Gomes has been writing poetry since 2007. She began
writing in an international writing portal where one of the senior writers
there equated one of her poems to that of Robert Frost’s style of writing. That
really got her excited and spurred her to write poetry better. In 2012, she published
her first book of poetry titled Imagination
Unchained. Her journey towards writing was the result of some devastating
episodes in her life.