When I was a young man,
I had liberty, but I did not see it.
I had time, but I did not 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, the twilight of my life, misunderstanding has past into contentment.
Love, liberty, and time: once was so disposable, are the fuels that drive me forward.
And love, most especially, mia caro.
For you, our children, our brothers and sisters.
And for the vast and wonderful world that gives us lives and keeps us guessing,
endless affection，mio sofia,
forever yours, ezio auditore