Monday, March 15, 2010
Love Notes for Today
Today's post marks the beginning of a new segment. One of the most amazing things about being engaged is simply knowing that you and the one that you care about are preparing to spend the rest of your lives together. In this new segment, Love Notes, I'll be posting about all things related to love, from advice to stories to just about anything that reminds me of love.
Today's post is a love letter from Beethoven.
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.
Yep that's the one from the Sex and the City Movie. I love those last three lines, Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours. Those just may be finding their way into my vows..or wedding in some way.