Immortal Beloved

I've ended a delicious week of many blessings, and this afternoon I treated myself to a viewing of the new movie - Sex in the City. For devotees of the series, the movie is sure to please.

I was moved by the reading of several love letters by the Carrie Bradshaw character in the movie. One of them was penned by Ludwig von Beethoven, and I excerpt it here:

The Third Letter

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 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...

No one else can ever possess my heart - never - never - never - Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves...

Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men...

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


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