Monday, March 28, 2011

Antique love letter

"My dear, I cover you with kisses and caresses until... I need you in this moment of desire. I love you."

So completes a hand-written love letter recently found by an upholsterer in Gloucestershire. According to BBC news, the love letter was folded up the size of a penny and found in the arm of a chair the upholsterer was working on. The letter was written in French, by a woman to a man, and the style of writing suggests that it dates back to the 1800s. 

You can read the complete story, as well as the complete contents of the letter, here.

How sweet is that?

It amazes me the letter was able to survive for so long. Not only could it have been lost any time the chair was moved, but it was written with a lead pencil-- which of course easily smears. And to go unread for so long brings up so many questions. Did the letter ever reach its destination? Was it written with an intent of being sent, or just to release personal emotions? Why was the letter hidden in a chair? Was the love forbidden?

The letter also makes me wistful for a time when letter-writing was an art form. Important, intimate matters were not emailed... they were not tweeted, texted or typed. They were hand-written with care and precision and sincerity. Sent full of emotion and love. To actually write a letter takes time. It requires thinking about what you want to say, and how you want to say it.

And knowing that a letter doesn't arrive instantly means the content must be significant and worth the wait for the recipient's response.

Writing a letter by hand is such a romantic gesture, don't you think?

Especially if it comes in a red envelope... :-)


Kyle said...

what a great story!
plus who doesn't love a good love letter :)

Rosy (of Raindrops on Rosy) said...

awe! How cute:) I love it when my awesome boyfriend writes me love letters! This is so adorable!

Ana REx said...

It’s no secret that a man’s ego has a powerful pull on him.

In fact this hardwired need to impress and to WIN is so deeply embedded into the male mind...

That nearly everything a man truly desires is based around this biological “drive” to prove, succeed and to win.

It’s why so many men become workaholics, gym junkies or become obsessed with their hobbies.

But what most women don’t know... how deeply this “drive” is connected to his love, desire, and attraction for the woman in his life.

And I’m about to show you how you can “tap into” a man’s ege to refocus that same drive and gut level obsession...

...on pleasing you, romancing you, and proving his love for you like you’re his sole purpose in life.

Here’s how: ==> The “Go Ahead” Signal That Makes Him Obsessed With Winning Your Love

Mr Gix

P.S. When you tap into a man’s ego this way, you can cause him to literally become obsessed with proving his love for you. So please don’t use this on a man unless you are ready for something serious.

Thanks again.