The best moments in life usually arrive spontaneously and unexpected
That was a part of her story that Felipe had personally witnessed; although he ignored how far back her father’s aversion towards the piano and her reading went back to. He did remember how shortly after meeting her father, he had clearly expressed his thoughts on the subject to him.
According to Don Jaimito (Felipe never understood why on earth he should apply a diminutive to his name, when he was well over two meters tall and with a corpulent body to go with it.) “… books are a pastime for fools, to entertain lazy good for nothings who had nothing better to waste their time on.”
And in all the years since that time, she had become a famous concert pianist, well renown in the country and throughout the world. And Felipe, had fallen in love with her art, as well as her person.
Pilar paused in her speech for a moment, and Felipe took her by the hand. They walked embraced together towards the kitchen. Felipe silently proceeded to arrange a plate of cheeses and uncork another bottle of wine. It was well into the late hours of a night that had steadily grown colder. While Felipe prepared the night-cap, they got comfortable on two of the kitchen stools at the counter, where Pilar continued with the conversation.
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