A Letter to

My Imaginary Friend

An Illusive Phantasm of Friendship & Love:
A Memoir Adapted from the Original Correspondence

by Ron Koster

Illustrated with the paintings of
Lucie LeBel

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A letter for Friends & Lovers, not only for those who may be in search of a special friend or a kind, gentle lover, but also for those who may have felt the pain of loss of such a beloved one in their lives, and — perhaps especially — a letter to help celebrate along with those fortunate couples for whom such love and companionship has been so happily discovered.

This love letter, though fictional in presentation and nature, is also genuinely autobiographical in reminiscence and source. This is the true story, my story, my treatise, poem and song in praise of the lofty heights and fathomless depths of love.











Sundry supplemental materials for both your entertainment as well as for serious study and research, along with digital downloads to enhance and complement the main literary text for A Letter to My Imaginary Friend.


Dedicated to the Lady in the Lake:
My Beloved Friend, Lucie LeBel


The words presented here in this fabled narrative may not have been written to you, and we may have only really been just friends and never shared between us such passion as is expressed within these pages, but that didn’t mean that you weren’t worthy, let alone so very deserving, of having known this sort of love in your life.

My having myself loved in this way, once upon a time, taught me only how merely fleeting and elusive (and not just illusive) this sort of love actually is — but loving you, simply as my cherished companion, showed me just how very real and genuine Love and Friendship can truly be.

I will love you and treasure your memory for all eternity, for that wonderful gift you gave me in this lifetime. Thank you, Lucie, thank you, my dearest departed, most beloved Friend.

You were the anchor for my balloon,
as One with Our Mother Earth,
and Grandmother Moon,
so genuine, so real, so true,
there was simply no other like you.

You were so irreplaceable to me
— you were so unimaginable, Lucie.

Painting by Lucie LeBel


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