Friday, 29 July 2005

Pliny's Love Letter

The following love letter was written in 108 AD by Pliny the Younger to his third wife Calpurnia, when he was 47.

"You cannot believe how much I miss you. I love you so much and we are not used to separations. So I stay awake most of the night thinking of you, and by day I find my feet carrying me (a true word, carrying) to your room at the times I usually visited you; then finding it empty I depart, as sick and sorrowful as a lover locked out."

4 comments:

lenin said...

Pft. Sissy.

Alterior said...

There is nothing wrong with romance.

Philip said...

Things wrong with romance:

1. Your feet start to behave in an unauthorised fashion.
2. It causes insomnia.
3. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe.
4. Indulgence symptoms can be even more severe (and a lot less dignified).
5. Hollywood movies are full of it.

Need I go on?

Alterior said...

I see nothing wrong with any of those points. They are all part of life and sometimes can lead to very beautiful things. Love and romance have inspired some of the greatest works of art, whether they be paintings, music, sculptures, literature, etc.
Hollywood trash like Sleepless in Seattle and Titanic, are simply 'cheap' immitations of the real thing.