“Even in this age of e-mail, faxes, and instant messaging, nothing has ever replaced the power of a love letter. Much the way light displays every color when passed through a prism, love letters express the spectrum of our emotions, offering a colorful glimpse into the soul of the writer, and of the writer’s beloved. For passionate readers and lovers of words, a letter is irresistible.”
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My angel, my all, my very self. Only a few words today, and, what is more, written in pencil (and with your pencil). I shan’t be certain of my rooms here until tomorrow; what an unnecessary waste of time is all this- Why this profound sorrow, when necessity speaks- can our love endure without sacrifices, without our demanding everything from one another; can you alter the fact that you are not wholly mine, that I am not wholly yours? Dear God, look at Nature in all her beauty and set your heart at rest about what must be- Love demands all, and rightly so, and this it is for me with you, for you with me- But you forget so easily that I must live for me and for you; if we were completely united, you would feel this painful necessity just as little as I do. no doubt we shall meet soon; and today also time fails me to tell you of the thoughts which during these last few days I have been revolving about my life- If our hearts were always closely united, I would certainly entertain no thoughts. My heart overflows with a longing to tell you so many things- Oh – there are moments when I find that speech is quite inadequate- Be Cheerful- and be forever my faithful, my only sweetheart, my all, as I am yours. The gods must send us everything else, whatever must and shall be our fate- your faithful Ludwig.
No one has ever been able to discern for certain who he wrote this for. But it’s beautiful <3
You go through life, going through the motions. You give up, because there’s nothing left. You stop caring, because they’re just not worth it. You lose interest, and just prefer to be alone. And then one day, everything gets turned inside out. It sneaks up on you, and when you least expect it your faced with something you never wanted again. No matter how hard you push, it comes back stronger. No matter how hard you fight, it fights dirtier. No matter how much you ignore it, it shines brighter. Until you just accept what is. You let feelings and emotions swamp you, until your drowning in a sea of them. There is no relief from the flood. There is only pain, and suffering. Until the wave crests and you can breathe. You feel every intake of breathe as though it is life renewed you’re in very core. When you wash up ashore there is nothing left but exhaustion and bitter tears.