In an age where magicians are fake, and heroes are a dime a dozen, a legend is born. Born of the darkest mystics and heavenly might, he makes his way among the mortal masses, not only discovering himself, but also his one true love…together, they shall ignite the hope in millions of hearts, and lead the fight for a better future. That legend…is me.

Ok. So maybe that is a little far-fetched, even for me. But there are shreds of truth in this. My name is Joe. Joe Asher. What is about to unfold is a telling of how I fell in love. A love that is not only forbidden, but sacred. A love that transcends the boundaries of time. A love which is so true and pure, it is much like a relic of a forgotten age.

First…there is me. At the time…I was a carefree young man, unnaturally gifted in the studies of the mind and soul. I had lived, up until that point, a relatively normal life. I had my friends, my work, my daughter…but that was before I met her…

The other half of this equation is a lovely young gal named Emily. Emily Reagan. She was a young soul, full of life and zest. She cared for her friends and family faithfully. She cared for the world, unreservedly. And as for how I felt? I fell in love with her…well, as cliché as it may sound, at first sight. I just couldn't help it. She had an energy so mesmerizingly profound that I felt myself drawn to her. And it was not only that. She showed me who I truly am inside; she showed me my faults, she made me face my innermost demons, and I have come out the better for it.

As for what I have done for her? I have shown her to not to be afraid. To listen to the music of life with her own ears without being biased. I have given her a love that she reciprocates thousand fold. And I have given her my heart.

My friends, my goal in this telling is to illuminate to you all that this is a love so strong, so daring so…true, that it inspires others to not hold back. To let their hearts be known. My friends, if nothing else, take from this ongoing venture but one thing…

Follow your hearts…