What had happened to all that time? Why had it passed so quickly, and why hadnt he spent more of it with her? Why hadnt he held her close and told her more often that he loved her? He cursed himself as a tear came from THE corner of his eye, ran down his cheek, THEn dropped omlto THE note. He stiffened and wiped his face with THE back of his hand. There was no need for remorse or regret, he told himself. In a few moments he would join her and at that time would express his undying love and devotioml.