Aug 29 2013

True Love and Obstacles

While writing my long story “Love Never Fails”, I came across the following article, which really touched my heart.

Jesse and Kelly Cottle: Wife carries legless Marine on her back in viral photo –

So true love does exist, which transcends all problems such as race, social class, education, family objection, outward appearances, prejudice, etc.

Mizuki has mentioned that in Candy Candy Final Story, Candy and her husband (no name, just the Japanese term “Anohito”, which literally means “that person”) had overcome their obstacles and got married happily.

One of my readers argued that Anohito should not be Terry because the only major obstacle, Susanna, had passed away in the story, whereas Candy and Albert would definitely face family objection and other issues.

Would Albert oppose Candy and Terry? I don’t think so. In CCFS, after exchanging many letters with Candy, Albert returned Candy’s diary to her because he knew it was her treasure. She had written everything about her deep feelings for Terry in that diary, and it was highly likely that Albert had read it (as per Candy’s request). Apparently, Albert wanted Candy to choose between him and Terry.

We could tell that Albert loved Candy for sure. There were examples in CCFS, but at the very least Albert said (both in the manga and CCFS) that he wanted her to be happy. Before the ultimate test–the return of the diary, Albert had written to Candy, “I want to find where your happiness lies…”

What was Candy’s response after that? She didn’t open the diary at all even though she had brought it home with her. At last, she wrote to Albert and asked him to keep the diary for her from now on.

There are many debates about the meaning behind Candy’s action. Those fans who have assumed that Candy still could not get over Terry choose to believe that it was simply too painful for her to read her diary; they have claimed that it was a proof to show that she still loved Terry.

However, if this was really the case, Candy didn’t have to tell Albert at all. She could have kept her diary to herself until one day she was ready to re-read it. I’m sure Albert would eventually understand her unspoken decision. But instead, she resolved to return her treasure to Albert, telling him explicitly in her letter that it was untouched. I figure that she essentially declared that she was not interested in revisiting her past. As though this was not clear enough, she wrote, “yes, Albert-san, herein lies my happiness; in now.” In other words, she told Albert she was happy with him, now.

I will continue to talk more about her letter to Albert later. For your interest, you can read my short story “The Diary” in


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    • Marcia on August 31, 2013 at 10:52 pm
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    Soul mates who love each other so much died hours apart. They may not eleven years apart like Candy and Albert, but the sign of their true love got me right here.|main5|dl30|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D366960

    1. Thanks for sharing! I’ll read it as soon as I find time! Thanks 🙂

    • Nate on August 31, 2013 at 3:04 pm
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    It warmed me all over when I saw the couple’s picture. 🙂

    1. Glad you like it! Thank you! 🙂

    • usedtobestudent on August 30, 2013 at 7:18 am
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    This is very good blog a friend showed me. I am actually enjoying this! 🙂

    1. Thank you! See you around 😉

    • 221BBakerSt on August 29, 2013 at 10:05 pm
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    No matter how great the trials Albert & Candy endure, their love will always prevail! 😀

      • 221BBakerSt on August 29, 2013 at 10:17 pm
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      Speaking of true love like the couple you mentioned above. I’ve heard one husband and his wife from a testimony. The man is handsome, kind, and rich. They’re very happy. However, something had changed their lives forever. The husband turned out to be very sick that he kept it secret from his wife. To make the long story short, her mother-in-law didn’t want her ( the wife ) to suffer hardship, so she wanted to let her go and marry someone else. At the end, the wife decided not to leave her sickly husband, and vowed she’d stay with him and would take care of him until the day they die. That was very touching love story I cried. True love is hard to find. :’)

      1. Thank you for sharing this love story. Yes, true love does exist!

    1. True! I think so too. 🙂

    • Guest on August 29, 2013 at 7:32 pm
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    Great analysis, champ! I like this subject 🙂

    1. Thanks! Glad you like it 🙂

    • CandyFan on August 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm
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    Apparently, Mizuki likes to twist our minds, but Candy had really past over her ex and is happily living with the future man and his name is Albert. 😉

    1. That’s true… Though I wish Mizuki had spared us and just given an answer 😉

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