“O Senor,” I began….”por favor, send este email a Alcir de
Souza…es Muito Importante, Muito URGENTE!!”
…and I enclosed this note for him to pass on:
I can’t believe I found you. I am so happy you are writing.
That is what you said you wanted to do when you called me from Rio.
I REALLY need to hear from you.
I have gone thru the worst year of my life, and finding you,
no matter the circumstances, is such a blessing.
Please email me, you ShitHead……we need to talk.
Love from your crazy American….Carol”
This was the letter that I sent to the Editor of the site publishing his letters…
…those angry, anguished missiles of exasperation at a government, at
a world, gone mad.
I hoped that the Editor would have the time and the understanding to forward my note, but I really had no idea if he ever would. There were Hundreds of Authors on this site…
There was no reply….. so I sent it again….
“Bom Dia o Senors e Senoras….
Por favor, send to O Senor Alcir de Souza el email de mia …. email@example.com .
Este muito muito importante, este muito URGENTE!…….
Muito obrigada!!……Carol Williams de USA.”
I didn’t know much Portuguese, but I figured he’d figure it out…
And finally he sent me a reply:
Já enviamos seu e-mail para ele aguarde o contato.
I Was Ecstatic!
And then I waited…. for Weeks…. and then finally I found the following note WAAAAY back in my emails… His computer date must have been set wrong.