Saturday, March 1, 2014
Charles Dickens once said:
"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
Johnie and Claudine Saulsbury would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this month. And based on the view of their church pastor, Johnie and Claudine are perhaps one of the most loving couples he have ever met in his life.
Whether out at events or at home, Johnie and Claudine Saulsbury were always side by side, unable to go without at least slightly touching each other. Neighbors and the couple's pastor say every afternoon they would walk hand in hand around the neighborhood. So loving, that Johnnie said he wanted them to die together.
And they did. Thursday morning, a relative went to check on Johnie and Claudine at their home in California and found them dead inside. The police say Johnie had stabbed Claudine to death and then hanged himself in the garage.One day before they were scheduled to move to old folks home.
The couple were in poor health and Johnie was taking medication. Perhaps, the idea of separating from his wife or being a burden to her, make Johnie committed the murder-suicide.
Perhaps, it is just a pure love, together forever. And words are hard to say.
To you whom I haven't met, one day, I hope I can inform you that you are the best thing that ever happened in my life. I hope you will be the most trustworthy person and you stood by me all the times.
I hope your unconditional love makes me closer to you. I might be telling you this one million times in future, but it doesn't matter as the thought of writing here is because that you are an inspiration to me.
Until then, put in your heart one day the fact that all 395 letters here is for you. 6 years of writing still can't describe how much I wish you will read this one day.
Your love will make me believe in miracle, one day.
The Half Moon Serenades
1st March 2014.