Letter(s) from Anastasia Nazarenko to Gavin (Australia)

Letter 1

Hello there! My name is Nastya.
Basically, I'm a positive person but I'm also a realist. I don't like the general state of the world now but I believe that things will get better in time. My life is fine except for the desire to have a good man that I can trust and build a happy future with. I lack someone in this life, so, I decided to look for HIM in the Internet. I like men who are clever, have many interests and with who I could spend hours talking...preferably over a nice dinner and a nice glass of wine. I want my man to charm me with his smile, his words, his laugh, his thoughts, his brain, his manners, his attitude, his whole presence, his "air", his essence. I think this can be difficult to find, but if you have now the slight suspicion that you may be one, please, write me here: schasttye@gmail.com

Letter 2

Hello, dear Gavin!

Thank you so much for the interest in me, my dear! I have to tell you that I find you a very handsome man but I am sure you have heard it a lot from other women;)

I am serious in a search for someone who also seriously wants to develop a relationship but I think it is a good thing to be friends at first, especially when writing across 6000 km. If I am nothing else, I am direct and I am very honest and probably too sincere (a little naive). Alas, I refuse to give up this quest to find someone, and that brings me to writing here. Seeking friendship and looking for a true love relationship is what I seek, I guess I hope (again probably naively) to find a man who is independent of thought and desire which he wants and has equal input on everyday life. I am a woman who is sincere, genuine, respectful and most importantly honorable, but if I were you, don't take my word for it, as you will see through our correspondences that all I list is true. It is so necessary to demonstrate and prove these qualities between two people if they are to open their hearts to one another. The steps you take to write me and my writing you of my thoughts and intentions is only up to us if there is to be something more. I will commit this to you, Gavin, my intentions are open to you and perhaps we may connect as friends and like each other. Friendship is a good start, but I do not want to be just a pen pal. I want to write you and tell you anything and everything on my mind. Obviously, there are private issues we all have, and as time goes by, with closeness and trust these tend to surface.


Letter 3

Hello, my dear Gavin!

Thank you so much for the letter and for the photos, my dear! I loved all of them! I am so lucky to meet such an interesting person in the Internet!

You see, I just have to use the translating services in the Internet cafe I write you letters from, because I want to continue to communicate with you. I'm sorry to say that but I don't have enough money to study at the special courses for learning English. And speaking about other people translating our letters, I'm sure they understand that it’s not their business, they are just doing their job. They will never say anything bad about this.

Well, maybe I'm just a hopeless romantic dreamer (hope you don't mind I'm a romantic woman). Who think love is the most magic word in the world. But don't we all want to fall in love. Even if it means that sometimes it deceives and hurt us and why is that? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we are flying into the heavens. It may only last a moment, an hour, an afternoon. But that doesn't diminish its value.
Because we are left with memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives. So yes I think want to find that feeling:))..So that's the reason why I'm here. Trying this little bit odd thing call Internet and see what might happens...hopefully i meet that prince:))

You know, Gavin, you fill me with longing and lust with every word that you write to me. I can not imagine that there will not be "chemistry" between us when we do meet in person. I know it will be there for me and I can only believe that it will be the same for you.
There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you and whenever I do, the pictures you have sent me become vivid in my minds eye. The more I review them, the more I adore you.

I find myself thrusting for more of your letters, hungry for your affectionate response to mine. If I had means, I would not hesitate to hop on a plane to rendezvous with you anywhere in the world.

I have had to work so long and hard that I have not had the energy left at the end of each day to accomplish it until now. It is again getting late and I must try to end this so that I am not late getting for the bus.


Letter 4

Hello, my dear Gavin!

Did I tell you, my dear, how much I like receiving your letters and photos;)?

Why am I alone? After having some relations I understood that I don't want to have anything common with these rude alcoholics or just stupid guys here, in Ukraine. The thing is that one of the main problems of our youth is alcohol-too many young people start drinking and then can't stop. Also our men are rather rude in the relation to women as they afford themselves too much. So I decided to try the fortune abroad and I think that i have won!!! I have found you, my dear:)

I am sorry, I do not have a phone, but if you give me yours, I will try to find a way how I can call you some day, ok?

I also very much enjoy reading your letters sweetheart and likewise it sends a shiver of exhilaration through me to see your pictures. It certainly is a good way to get to know each other well before actually meeting each other. But I do fully agree that one on one meeting will be required before we can determine if we truly are completely compatible. I can't imagine that I wouldn't be totally in rapture just to be in your company and that I might spend the whole time transfixed upon your lovely visage. I do believe we have found each others soul mates and once we share each others company, I think that it WILL BE love at first site.

I most definitely am missing you, wishing that we could be together at this very moment. Our time will come, I have no doubt of that and I am a very patient person. You stated that you have told me everything, but there is still much I would like to know about you. For instance, what kind of foods do you like? What kind of music do you enjoy listening to? What do you do for leisure, i.e.; skiing, hiking, etc...
What types of movies do you like to watch, Drama, Science Fiction, Fantasy, suspense? Where would you like to spend a vacation? Do you drink wine, if so, what is your favorite? Do you like to travel? What types of books do you like to read? Anything else you can think of that you would like to share with me.

I have found some more photo I will send with this message. They are both quite recent. Hope you like them.

I will as always be waiting with great anticipation for your reply.
Take care and be safe my darling.

Your Nastya.

Letter 5

Hello, my dear Gavin!

Well I answered your last letter on the 2nd of October and there was no reply from you since that time;(

I am very serious about our relationship!

It's the middle of the day and I was thinking about you, as usual.
Your mail means so much to me. It truly seems like I've known you for a long time and I honestly can't imagine how it will be once we met. I hope that there will be no looking back, no second thoughts and no regrets. Sometimes life hits you with unexpected things that take you totally by surprise and you surely have done that to me... All I can say is you're the best surprise life has given. I've truly been blessed by finding you and I hope that all our realistic dreams will come true.

Thinking of you,

Letter 6

Hello, my dear Gavin!

Dear, I very appreciate your feeling about me... it's great, and I think no man can confess about his feeling if he really doesn't feel it... again, I appreciate it... And I would like to tell you that i am really happy if I know that my partner feel happiness... this is my own happiness... and this is my secret, if I can make smile my beloved face...

Really I don't know what I want to write, I have a huge positive feeling to you... but when I start to write it, I am lost how can I write it... Perhaps, because there are really no words which can express what I have and how I feel...

But be sure, that I see a good and shinny future for each other... not only for our same understanding and some common situations between each other... but also I speak about some nice feeling I have in this time.. maybe they call it love... but I think it is more than love...

I think no dictionaries have it till now.


Letter 7

Hello, my dear Gavin!

I have got a problem, my dear.

So I don't know what I am to do now, when I do not have money now to pay for the correspondence with you as I do really like you and would like to try a fortune with you as you seem to be great!!! It took me much time to collect the needed sum of money in order to start the search and it seems to me that I don't need to continue searching for somebody as I like you and I would like to stay in touch only with you...

I just wish I had some more money to write you in order to discuss the meeting...

Ok, I will close my letter for the moment and hope to hear from you soon. I wish you all the best and want you to remember that I do really like you and that I really need your help!