The 71 year old famous author Sibhat Gebregzabher has published a book entitled “Candles of Love.” The book is a collection of love letters Sibhat wrote for the girl he loves in the past two years.
The letters depict a burning sensation of love which is hard to imagine being experienced by a 71 year old man. Perhaps the arrow of Sibhat’s cupid is still sharp.
In the book’s preface he wrote, “Because we thought each letter reflects feelings of love, we entitled the book “Candles of Love.” We, thus, have presented this gift for lucky youth for whom the letters would brighten the lights of love and melt the intense sensations in them.”
Sibhat sent the letters to the girl, who accepted his love request, on different occasions since he first saw her around the National Theatre two years ago.
Here is the recent interview Sibhat gave to a monthly Amharic magazine asked by Etu Geremew concerning his romantic life:-
Q. as it is widely said don’t you have an interest to appreciate beauty, to date a woman?
Sibhat-dating her,what would I do with her? Will I dance with her or…? I don’t want to date or be dated. Girls of this time are so much beautiful. There are lots of them as a moving flower which wore flesh. Why won’t I be happy seeing them? My mother is also beautiful in my heart. And my wives are the beautiful ones I love. What about my daughters? There is no woman as beautiful as they are.
Q- It is said that you have a girl friend?
What if it is true? Tell them that they are talkative. Even if they say that I have a boy friend that is my right. A girl friend is also my right. It is the one who questions who has got no right. This is Habesha’s interference into others’ matter.