L’Air Du Temps

L’Air Du Temps

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After 20 years of persistent and deep agony, of heartache that I could not quell, I had to find her. When she first responded I was so incredibly overjoyed. My heart filled with joy and excitement and I became determined to see her. After two months of correspondence I went to Paris on the way to ski the French Alps with the Houston ski club.

What I found was everything that I had expected, however she had a 20 year history of a very peculiar type of seizures that has crippled her socially and negatively affected her marriage and self image. These seizures made her think that she was crazy because multiple hospitalizations had not found the source. For the next two years I did everything that I could to find the source. At the end of that time a doctor in Paris decided that they were caused by the absence of a trace mineral magnesium. For the next six years she renewed her art and painting and raised her daughter to the best that she could. It was at that point that her husband wanted a divorce. After all that she had been through this was more than she could take.

Somewhere I have a tiny bear that when he emerges, still fills the room with L’Air Du Temps.