The Love Letter


Good morning, on July 7

Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us – I can live only wholly with you or not at all – Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits – Yes, unhappily it must be so – You will be the more contained since you know my fidelity to you. No one else can ever possess my heart – never – never – Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves. And yet my life in V is now a wretched life – Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men – At my age I need a steady, quiet life – can that be so in our connection? My angel, I have just been told that the mail coach goes every day – therefore I must close at once so that you may receive the letter at once – Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together – Be calm – love me – today – yesterday – what tearful longings for you – you – you – my life – my all – farewell. Oh continue to love me – never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved. ever thine ever mine ever ours – Ludwig van Beethoven.

Many people might not know that I am a deeply romantic soul.  The thought of having someone long for me so much, love me so much, that he would write these words to me. Love Letters of Great Men.jpg

Yes, I’m the kind of woman who saves cards and gifts given to me by loved ones….including a framed Disney Jasmine that Evie colored for me.  It hangs on my wall in the den.

I have a friend that writes a love letter a day and I am envious of the woman who inspires those words.

When my house burned I lost a caviar tin can.  I was more upset about that loss than things much more expensive.  That can was delivered to me for my birthday.  I kept a set of pearls in it…but it was the tin that mattered.

Romance isn’t dead….I’m just not sure where it is.

 

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2 thoughts on “The Love Letter

  1. Pingback: Immortal Beloved: A tribute to Beethoven’s famous letter « THE OFFICIAL TWO MOORS FESTIVAL BLOG

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