September 26, 2010

LOVE LETTERS OF GREAT MEN

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I've read that when Carrie Bradshaw in the "Sex and the City" movie began reading the book Love Letters of Great Men, millions of women wanted to get their hands on the book. Of course, what could be more romantic than an entire book of love letters, written by men! The problem was, the Love Letters of Great Men book was NOT real. That's why sometimes I wish life should be more like a movie. I do love drama. It's in my family blood.

Of course, intrepid authors immediately went out to "write" the book, and instantly several of them appeared on Amazon after the fact. Those authors were jumping in to benefit from a fake book the movie had created. In any case, the love letters that spawned this whole rush ARE real, including the Beethoven one quoted by Big at their wedding ceremony. I am lucky enough to have had some love letters sent to me, and the last ones were the painful ones. Now that I'm turning thirty, I wish I was turning ten again… I really miss the love letters "Do you Like me? - (check YES or NO box)". Oh… Why do we tend to complicate simple things?…

Beethoven - Love Letters of Great Men

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