Soon spring was gone and summer came with its hot days. The leaves of the trees matured. The fruits ripened. The wind that came from the sea was warm. And then in the middle of June the girl disappeared. He could not believe it. When he came home from work he would watch the pathway toward the street. But she was gone forever. Then a year was gone. Then another. He could not believe that she was gonne forever. He waited for another year. But she did not come back. He had long stopped working, and the curtains were now unwashed and fading.
Then one night he leaned far out the window and wept bitterly, hearing the silence coming from everywhere around him.