Thursday, March 17, 2011

Love letter by Napolean Bonaparte

Since I don't get very many myself these days, I am consumed with reading love letters from others. I find such inspiration from people who are willing to immortalize their love in the form of a letter. Today, I came across this beautiful piece by Napolean Bonaparte, written December 1795. 

I wake filled with thoughts of you. Your portrait and the intoxicating evening which we spent yesterday have left my senses in turmoil. Sweet, incomparable Josephine, what a strange effect you have on my heart! Are you angry? Do I see you looking sad? Are you worried?... My soul aches with sorrow, and there can be no rest for you lover; but is there still more in store for me when, yielding to the profound feelings which overwhelm me, I draw from your lips, from your heart a love which consumes me with fire? Ah! it was last night that I fully realized how false an image of you your portrait gives!

You are leaving at noon; I shall see you in three hours.

Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire.

Now, tell me that was not super sexy. I patiently await the day that I check my mailbox to receive a gift like that. Lovely. 


  1. I'd write you a love letter ;) I actually wrote one to a gentleman last night (we're not in love yet, but I'm hoping...). They're such a lost art.

  2. I totally support that. I have been encouraging all my friends to write it out. There is something so special and intimate about receiving a love letter. Knowing that someone took time out of their busy lives to write for you. Its so incredibly thoughtful, yet unfortunately, really is a lost art.