Literature has always fascinated me. Background stories, scene setups, vivid and colorful descriptions of characters and places, etc. I am not a purist when it comes to writing styles. I find beauty in all styles of writing, as long as it tells a story and it connects with the soul. I find that laughter also rejuvenate the soul, but today, for my very first blog entry I have chosen to post a love letter written by Ludwig Van Beethoven titled: My Immortal Beloved.
Good morning, on 7th July.
While still in bed my thoughts turn towards you my Immortal Beloved, now and then happy, then sad again, waiting whether fate might answer us – I can only live either wholly with you or not at all…never can another own my heart, never – never – O God why do I have to separate from someone whom I love so much, and yet my life in V[ienna] as it is now is a miserable life – Your love makes me at once most happy and most unhappy – at my age I would now need some conformity[,] regularity of my life – can this exist in our relationship? – Angel, I have just heard that the mail coach goes every day – and thus I must finish so that you may receive the letter immediately. – be patient – only through quiet contemplation of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together – Be calm; for only by calmly considering our lives can we achieve our purpose of living together.- be calm – love me – today – yesterday – What yearning with tears for you – you – you my life – my everything – farewell – oh continue to love me – never misjudge the most faithful heart of your Beloved
A simple, yet raw, full of emotions letter that expresses a man’s love toward his beloved. The art of writing letters has been replaced with emoticons and texts. So, I thought it would be nice to start off this blog with “My Immortal Beloved” a love letter written by Beethoven.
If you have a favorite love letter that you would like to share drop me a line in the comment section.