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#truelovethursdays: The Reagans

Today's #Truelovethursdays post (where we share a classic movie or literary quote each Thursday to get your hearts all aflutter), is brought to you by the Reagans. Today's note is an excerpt of a letter from Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan.

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#TrueLoveThursdays: Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Today's #Truelovethursdays post (where we share a classic movie or literary quote each Thursday to get your hearts all aflutter), is brought to you by Robert Browning. It's an excerpt of a longer love letter written to his wife Elizabeth Barrett Browning shortly after their wedding:

*"You will only expect a few words, what will those be?

When the heart is full it may run over, but the real fullness stays within. You asked me yesterday "if I should repent?"

Yes, my own Ba, I could with all the past were to do over again, that in it I might somewhat more, never so little more, conform in the outward homage, to the inward feeling, What I have professed, (for I have performed nothing) seems to fall short of what my first love required even, and when I think of this moment's love...I could repent, as I say.

Words can never tell you, however, form them, transform them anyway, how perfectly dear you are to me, perfectly dear to my heart and soul.

I look back, and in every one point, every word and gesture, every letter, every silence, you have been entirely perfect to me, I would not change one word, one look.

My hope and aim are to preserve this love, not to fall from it, for which I trust to God who procured it for me, and doubtless can preserve it.

Enough now, my dearest, dearest, own Ba!

You have given me the highest, completest proof of love that ever one human being gave another. I am all gratitude, and all pride (under the proper feeling which ascribes pride to the right source) all pride that my life has been so crowned by you.

God bless you prays your very own R."*

Happy Swooning!

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#TrueLoveThursdays: F.Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Today's #Truelovethursdays post (where we share a classic movie or literary quote each Thursday to get your hearts all aflutter), is brought to you by F. Scott Fitzgerald via the Matthew J. and Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

In a letter to a mutual friend of his and Zelda's (his infamously wild** wife), he defends Zelda's character and describes the facets of her personality he has fallen wildly in love with.

The letter:

*"No personality as strong as Zelda’s could go without getting criticisms and as you say she is not above reproach. I’ve always known that. Any girl who gets stewed in public, who frankly enjoys and tells shocking stories, who smokes constantly and makes the remark that she has “kissed thousands of men and intends to kiss thousands more,” cannot be considered beyond reproach even if above it.

But, Isabelle, I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity and her flaming self respect and it’s these things I’d believe in even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all that she should be.

But of course the real reason, Isabelle, is that I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything. You’re still a Catholic but Zelda’s the only God I have left now."*

-Letter to Isabelle Amorous (1920)

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