Here’s another beautiful letter written by Rockwell Kent to his Wife Frances. What a wonderful way to tell someone how much they are missed. Are you missing someone right now. Maybe the distance between the two of you tears at your heart. Well, ease the pain just a bit by letting your sweetheart know how much they mean to you. Read the letter below to see how Kent expressed his longing for his wife.
“Frances! I am so lonely I can hardly bear it. As one needs happiness so have I needed love; that is the deepest need of the human spirit. And as I love you utterly, so have you now become the whole world of my spirit. It is beside and beyond anything that you can ever do for me; it lies in what you are, dear love — to me so infinitely lovely that to be near you, to see you, hear you, is now the only happiness, the only life, I know. How long these hours are alone!
Yet is good for me to know the measure of my love and need, that I may at least be brought to so govern myself as never to lose the love and trust that you have given me.
Dear Frances, let us make and keep our love more beautiful than any love has ever been before.
Forever, dearest one.
— From Rockwell Kent to his wife Frances, 1926
Hopefully you’ve been inspired to write a letter or a poem to your loved one. Join in on our Open Letter to Your Sweetheart campaign. Send in your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 12, 2016. We’re longing to see what your heart speaks.