Tuesday, 15 January 2013

A love letter- Rosa Luxemburg, an extract..

Over the past few weeks I have been reading the book 'Love Letters of Great Women' by Ursula Doyle. Its a book of love letters written by famous women to their lovers and is really uniquely beautiful. 

Part of a letter sent by Rosa Luxemburg (political activist) to Leo Jogiches in March 1899, I found very lovely and something that a lot of us women and maybe men could connect to...here it is...(after the image)

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''You have no idea with what joy and desire I wait for every letter from you because each one brings me so much strength and happiness and encourages me to live....
I was happiest of all with that part of your letter where you write that we are both young and can still arrange our personal life. Oh darling, how I long that you may fulfil your promise....

Our own little room, our furniture, a library of our own, quiet and regular work, walks together, an opera from time to time, a small- very small- circle of intimate friends who can sometimes be asked to dinner, every year a summer departure to the country for a month.. and perhaps even.. a baby?......

No couple on earth has so many facilities for happiness as you and I and if there is only some goodwill on our part, we will be, must be, happy.''


Oh for the hopeless romantics of this world :) I hope you like the extract x 

13 comments:

  1. In this cyber world, I miss the beauty of a well-written love letter! This is beautiful!

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  2. This is amazing!! As a hopeless romantic, I find such beauty in these vinotage treasures and remembracnes of love. I love reading the words of an old love letter...you can actually feel the love in what Rosa wrote. I sometimes think it would be so neat to have been able to live in the days when people wrote letters across the endless seas...wow.

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  3. Just splendid, I've had this book and the men one on my Amazon wish list for a while..I think I'll get it now!! So sweet...we don't send enough love letters really :) Hope you have a gorgeous day doll xx

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  4. oh man. if that's how the rest of the book is, i must get my hands on a copy! what beautiful writing. hope your days is blessed and beautiful, dear:)

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  5. oh i sighed the whole way through, that was so simple and romantic

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  6. Wonderful post... There is something so warm about it yet sad, at least to me... Maybe it has to do with lost love.

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  7. I do love it, so very romantic. x

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely excerpt with us. I will definitely be buying this book, there is something so beautiful about hand written love letters.

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  9. love this! thanks for sharing, eleanor :)

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