An inspirational Love letter…

9 Feb

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up next week, I thought some of you might enjoy some love letter inspiration from one of my favorites of all time. This is a letter, The Third Letter to be exact, from Ludwig van Beethoven addressed to an unknown lover–Immortal Beloved. Enjoy!

Immortal Beloved, The Third 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 mailcoach 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

 

Have a Love-Filled Valentine’s, PEELers!

Katherine

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One Response to “An inspirational Love letter…”

  1. Kayley February 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    Indeed. This is one of the greatest love letters ever.

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