When I stumbled upon this oh-so-sweet love letter from Johnny Cash to June Carter, I couldn’t help but wonder why lately, handwritten gratitude seemed to be so scarce. In the 21st century where texts, tweets, e-mails and DM’s are deemed sufficient enough, there is still nothing as romantic as an old school love letter. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here’s four of our most favorite love letters ever written by famous people, in the hopes that they might inspire you to send out a little one-of-a-kind love note of your own.
Johnny Cash to June Carter:
Happy Birthday Princess,
We get old and get used to each other. We think alike. We read each other’s minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted. But once in a while, like today, I mediate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.
Happy Birthday Princess.
Jimi Hendrix to “little girl”:
happiness is within you… so unlock the chains from your heart and let yourself grow –
like the sweet flower you are…..
I know the answer –
Just spread your wings and set yourself
Love to you forever
Marlon Brando to an Airline Stewardess:
There is something quite definable in your face – something lovely, not pretty in a conventionally thought of way. You have something graceful and tender and feminine (sp). You seem to be a woman who has been loved in her childhood, or else, somehow by the mystery of genetic phenomena you have been visited by the gifts of refinement, dignity and poise. Perhaps you cannot be accredited with all that.
Irrespective of your gothic aspects, you have passed something on in terms of your expression, mien and general comportment that is unusual and rewarding.
It’s been a pleasant if brief encounter and I wish you well and I hope we shall have occasion to cross eyes again sometime.
Ronald Regen to Nancy
My darling Wife,
This note is to warn you of a diabolical plot entered into by some of our so called friends- (ha!) calendar makers and even our own children. These and others would have you believe we’ve been married 20 years. 20 minutes maybe-but never 20 years. In the first place it is a known fact that a human cannot sustain the high level of happiness I feel for more that a few minutes- and my happiness keeps increasing. I will confess to one puzzlement but I’m sure it is just some trick perpetrated by our friends- (ha again!) I can’t remember ever being without you and I know I was born more than 20 minutes ago.
Oh well-that isn’t important. The important thing is I don’t want to be without you for the next 20 years, or 40, or however many there are. I’ve gotten very used to being happy and I love you very much indeed.
Your husband of 20 something or other.