giovedì 21 marzo 2013

love letters

Buongiorno, primavera!

Oggi dovrò rispondere ad un gentilissimo invito di Sailor Fede, ma prima vorrei farvi partecipi di una meravigliosa lettera d'amore.
Sul Blog "Vorrei essere un personaggio austeniano" qualche giorno or sono si parlava di un'iniziativa assai romantica, il lasciare una missiva sentimentale dentro un libro da bookcrossing. Mi sembra carino condividere con tutti voi la lettera che ho scelto per l'occasione. Ne è autrice la mitica zia Jane: mi scuserete, ma ritengo le mie personali eccessivamente personali e, piuttosto che scriverne io una posticcia -non mi vengono bene, temo che risulterebbe fasulla-, prendo a prestito uno stralcio di Persuasion: magari vi verrà voglia di (ri)prenderlo in mano.

I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I'm half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and half ago. Dare not say that man forget sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust may I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I have not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voices when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in
F.W.

1 commento:

  1. Hai scelto una lettera stupenda, la migliore lettera d'amore in assoluto!

    ;-)

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