When I was a young man, I had liberty, but I did not see it. I had time, but I did know it. And I had love, but I did not feel it. Many decades would pass before I understood the meaning of all three. And now, in the twilight of my life, misunderstanding has passed into contentment. Love, Liberty, and time, once so disposable, are the fuels that drive me forward. And love, most especially mio caro for you, our children, our brothers and sisters, for the vast and wonderful world that gave us life and keeps us guessing. Endless affection mia Sofia.

Forever yours,

Ezio Auditore da Firenze