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Love Letter Writing
Love links to last....
Purity of heart as a white rose....
Are you a writer?
No matter. At some point in your life you will be, when you are in love.
It may just be a simple heart pierced by an arrow on a slate a la Tom Sawyer communicating with his Becky, or an "I Love You" in red crayon on any available scrap of paper.
Don't let those examples somehow limit you.
Famous love matches have generated timeless sonnets, and "collected works" that I suspect were not ever "work" nor even labor, as incorrectly labeled "labors of love."
Love is overpowering. It cannot not be shared.
Love letters just flow. They cannot not be written.
It is a Niagara Falls of emotion, flowing even in the dead of a winter of the absence of the loved one.
Love letters are as individual as the lover is unique.
Poor grammar, missing punctuation, messed up spelling, all those can be present and the love letter is still a present from the heart to a waiting recipient, as any parent and grandparent knows so well.
There is no need for a Love Letter Writing For Dummies.The dumbest "dummy" can write a love letter or love note to a waiting recipient, and it will be read as if it were a Shakespeare love sonnet.
Oh, yes there are revered love letters in the public domain whose love still throbs for the analytical reader.
But there are no more beautiful love letters than those secured by a ribbon tied by trembling hands and stained by happy tears of remembrance.
If you have not received one lately, or ever, write one.
The Holy Bible says something about casting your bread upon the waters and it will then come back to you "an hundred fold."
One last thought: if the ongoing love is simply going on, try writing another love letter to the one you say you love. Real love says it, and a love letter can do so even when the embers are dying down to a soft glow of lingering warmth.
Love goes where it is sent, even if it is not returned.
Perhaps that is why Cupid's arrow is spelled with an "s".
Who knows where one letter can lead?
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