So, no I can’t explain why, but I can do this:
Mrs. Seidman: I heard about your engagement through a mutual friend. It was a knife that tore through me, and I even found out the date. For a a while I brooded, but eventually, I wished you happiness and joy. Many years later, I saw pictures of the wedding. While it hurt to see them, I saw that you were beautiful and happy. The strangest thing that I experienced was the closest I’ll probably ever get to falling into a parallel world as I could almost see myself in those pictures.
Mrs. Baerman: I went to your wedding and was happy for you. I had thought my feeling gone, but later I, and others who went through similar events that summer commiserated. I had always hoped you would be happy.
Mrs. Thomas: This was a surreal event for me. It was the death of a dream. But I wished you the best, and all has been well.
Mrs. Scherr: Yours came out of the blue for me. I had known you were gone. My feelings had swung on a giant pendulum for years. I was stuck for a while, but When I let go, I felt a release. I wanted you to be happy, but I always wondered if it were ever truly possible. Now, I can only hope that it is.
To all of you, I wish you joy and happiness. I love you all.