'It was María’s first visit to the Big Apple, and she loved it. The recording went perfectly and the record label arranged a party for the girl, convinced that her album, A Gentle Loving, would be a hit. Adam had never been one for parties, but bubbly María was in her element. As the girl chatted away to designer-stubbled media dudes, repeatedly bursting into fits of giggles at their sharp wit, Adam sank quietly into the background. That old insecurity, now a thousand times worse, resurfaced and began to gnaw away at him… because of María. He couldn’t take his eyes of her. But it was as if he no longer existed for the girl and the pain of jealousy, something he’d never before experienced, hurt. Boy, did it hurt!'
From Golden Jaguar of the Sun, 2015