Letter(s) from Svetlana Dovlyatona to Gianluca (Italy)

Letter 1

Good Day Gianluca!!!

What a wonderful day!!! First of all I would like to apologize for writing you later than I was supposed. As you know I had my birthday on the 28th of September. When I had a birthday party I ate too much cold ice cream so I got sick. It wasn't anything serious but I felt so weak and I couldn't visit the translation firm in time. In fact I still feel so weak and it is so difficult to concentrate on your letter. I have it translated and I read it with a great pleasure. But my head still bothers me. While sitting here I have an awful head ache. So let me write you a couple of lines only and next time I will comment your letter in details. Let me tell you a bit about my life and my daughter. Yesterday my daughter Eva put her arms round my neck, she kissed me and told me "My dear mother, you are so beautiful, you are the best mother in the world, you will be happy soon". I still don't know why my daughter told me those things. Probably she feels that our life will be different soon. I hope we will be together and that is why my daughter feels coming changes. My Eva is only a two-year-old girl. She is not supposed to understand what I'm trying to build with you. As usual she doesn't comment my acts, she takes everything for granted as every child does. But yesterday Eva looked at me and she seemed to be the happiest kid in the world. Eva's eyes were full of tears and she seemed to be scared to frighten off our lucky star. Eva never asks me about her biological father cause of she knows he is not a real father for her. My girl's father doesn't help us and I even don't know where he is. I work as a manager for the company that deals with the maintenance of different buildings and I earn some money. But every time I want to buy something for me I remember that Eva asked me to buy her lots of chocolates her favourite cheese in the morning. I can't say that I'm in abject poverty. But when I need to pay for our letters to be translated I leave my daughter without her favourite delicacies. Maybe someone thinks that I'm a crazy woman to have my daughter feel the lack of delicacies. But I think that I go in the right direction. Even if I pay for our letters to be translated with difficulty, even in spite of I will need to use the translation firm until I know English myself, I still see the future for us. I can hardly afford paying for translation service but it is the only one way possible to be in touch with you. Please remember that I'm a "thin reed" which needs a strong man to protect her and her little girl. Don't go away... Don't make me disappointed as my ex did. Be my one and only and let me love you because of I'm ready to fall in love...Write me...

Now I'm sending you two photos from the sea side. Last year I was in Crimea. If you are at the Black Sea side or simply in the Aqua-Park you can easily find lots of professional photographers who are ready to work for you. To have a real photo session is too expensive for me, but to take two photos was affordable. My photos were taken in the swimming pool in the pension where I lived. Hope you like both photos. Do you?

Svetlana.