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The 1st Message in the Bottle that found by Theressa on the shore
I feel I’ve been lost, no bearings, no compass.
I kept crashing into things, a little crazy I guess
I’ve never been lost before
You are my true north
I could always steer for home when you are my home
Forgive me for being so angry when you left
I still think some mistake’s been made
An I’m waiting for God to take it back
But I’m doing better now
The work helps me
Most of all you help me
You came into my dream last night with that smile..
That always held me like a lover
Rocked me like a child
All I remember from the dream is a feeling of peace
I woke up with that feeling, and tried to keep it alive as long as I could
I’m writing to tell you that I’m on a journey toward that peace.
And to tell you I’m sorry about so many things.
I’m sorry I didn’t take better care of you
So that you never spent one minute being cold or scared or sick.
I’m sorry I didn’t try harder to find the words to tell you what I was feeling.
I’m sorry I never fixed the screen door. I fixed it now.
I’m sorry I ever fought with you.
I’m sorry I didn’t apologize more.
I was too proud.
I’m sorry I didn’t bring you more compliments on everything you wore and every way you fixed your hair.
I’m sorry I didn’t hold on to you with so much strength that even God couldn’t pull you away.
All my love, G.
The 2nd Message in the Bottle. Sent by someone to Theressa after publication of the 1st message
I mend the boats, test them, and all the while the memories come in like the tide.
I was thinking the day of when we were young, and you left our world for a bigger world.
I was a lot more scared then I would admit.
I fought my fear by telling myself you’d come back someday..
And trying to think of the first thing I’d say to you when I saw you again.
I must have tried out 100 possibilities.
What did I finally say?
My mouth wouldn’t work, except to kiss you.
And when you say, “I’m here to stay”, that said it all.
Well I’m doing it again.
I keep imagining what I’d say to you if somehow you came back.
The 2 messages were made by Garrets. But Theressa has another message that sent to her after the publication. She thought it also made by Garrets. But after Garrets said that he only sent 2 messages, they realized that the 3rd message was made by Catherine. Garrets saw her thrown a bottle to the sea 3 days before she passed away. Here the mesaage…
To all the ships at sea and all the ports of call
To my family
And to all friends and strangers
This is a message and a prayer
The message is that my travels taught me a great truth.
I already had what everyone is searching for..
And few ever find;
The one person in the world who I was born to love forever.
A person like me, of the Outer Banks..
And the blue Atlantic mystery.
A person rich in simple treasures..
A harbor where I am forever home.
And n0 wind or trouble..
Or even a little death can knock this house.
The prayer is that everyone in the world can know this kind of love.
And be healed by it.
If my prayer is heard, then there will be an erasing of all guilt..
And all regret.
And an end to all anger..