Claire’s letter to Juliet:
I didn’t go to him, Juliet.
I didn’t go to Lorenzo. His eyes were so full of trust. I promised I’d meet him to run away together, because my parents don’t approve. But instead, I left him, waiting for me, below our tree, waiting and wondering where I was.
I’m in Verona now, I return to London in the morning, and I’m so afraid.
Please, Juliet, tell me what I should do… My heart is breaking and I have no one else to turn to.
Dear Claire,“‘What’ and ‘if’ two words as nonthreatening
as words come. But put
them together side-by-side and they
have the power to haunt you for the
rest of your life: ‘What if?’…”
“I don’t know how your story ended.
But I know that if what you felt
then was love - true love - then
it’s never too late. If it was true
then it why wouldn’t it be true
now? You need only the courage to
follow your heart…”
“I don’t know what a love like that
feels like… a love to leave loved
ones for, a love to cross oceans
for… but I’d like to believe if I
ever felt it. I’d have the courage
to seize it. I hope you had the
courage to seize it, Claire. And if
you didn’t, I hope one day that you
All my love,