“There is a paradise in every LOVE LETTER that says, I Love You. Always remember to hold that thought.”– Bea C. Pilotin
Years ago, I used to receive hand written love letters…and over the years, I still have those love letters and notes being kept. I treasured even the silly ones and have all those letters and notes arranged chronologically, too. The letters were written on pieces of papers, fast fading after all these years, as rigid as as the old autumn leaves during the autumnal equinox.
Now, I have realized that being an incurable romantic, I’ve received and sent love letters, too. And, I have always put the best and loveliest words in it. It has been more than decades and it’s just only now I have realized that love letters really last. Perhaps, it’s because words are formidable and passionate.
And here are just some of my private well of memories, the heart on my sleeve, my essence and my emotional fingerprints. I re-read these heartfelt excerpts of love letters that made me like a heroine of an old romance novel.
“I have done quite some reading because I wanted to know what this thing called, ‘LOVE’ really is. And, what I read then came out us merely words-words that made sense but still merely words. Until suddenly today, I actually felt that they meant- knew deeply what the word conveyed.“
“I really want to grow old with you- that it will be a real great joy to just sit by the window of your apartment fifty years from now, each on our own rocking chair. Just talking about the past and all that. It may be fun being with you…daydreaming about old rocking chairs and reminiscence.“
“If the heart has a memory somewhere in time, in a vast lingering landscape of the mind- these words will forever be inscribed- You will always be my one and only love.“
“I can honestly tell before God that I love you as truly and as deeply as I am capable of loving as a man and as a human being. Please…always know in your heart that I’m always thinking of you.“
“Let this one dozen of white roses tell you that I’m terribly sorry about what happened. I just couldn’t control myself. It was just a kiss. I never expected you to cry. There’s nothing wrong. Anyway, nobody saw it.“
“What is this nonsense about getting angry with me? Did you have to include the LOVE we shared together in your romantic foolishness and that you wouldn’t want to see me again? Here are the 3 red roses with this note to tell you how sorry I am. I really am so forgetful when it come to dates. You have to remind me, Darling.“
“An immeasurable thank you for being a part of your life, your world and your body. Life is so great having you by my side. It has a rainbow of colors in each passing day. Thank you for loving me that much. I couldn’t ask for more.“
The loveliest excerpts of love letters that took me back to my first kiss during those long, long summer nights:
“When I met you, I never failed to pray that someday in our lives we could build a history together and create a classic relationship.“
“I put your precious letters on my study table few steps away on my bed so that when I woke up in the middle of the night, I can touch something that belongs to you. Your beautiful face is always my favorite lullaby to sleep.”
“Tired eyes won’t close. Mind is restless with facing thoughts of you. Every moment, since then…I miss you.“
“I will always love the first time I met you on that beautiful sunny day- the sky was blue, filled with puff-ball white clouds. You were standing on the vast garden spread out in the stone paved terrace of a restaurant. All things remained motionless- except a blink of your beautiful eyes with that long and curly lashes and the most amazing curve of your lips. It was the loveliest of smiles that moved my heart in its place. The smile that seemed to fill the empty places of my heart.“