A Love Letter.


January 14th may have passed by you in a breeze but the fact that it meant Valentine’s Day was upon us in one month hit us like a duty-free sized Toblerone bar.

You see, we are not afraid to tell you that Valentine’s Day is one of our favourite “holidays”.  What’s not to love?  An entire day devoted to pink (our favourite colour), chocolate (no need to explain this one) and, well, mushy gushy love!

So for the next month, please bear with us as we appease our “Valentine’s” fix – weekly blogs devoted entirely to the one word that truly makes the world go round: Love.

And what better way to kick off the next four weeks of ideas and inspiration than a beautiful love letter written by George Bernard Shaw on February 27, 1913:

To ‘Stella’ Beatrice Campbell

 

I want my rapscallionly fellow vagabond.

 

I want my dark lady. I want my angel -

 

I want my tempter.

 

I want my Freia with her apples.

 

I want the lighter of my seven lamps of beauty, honour,

 

laughter, music, love, life and immortality … I want

 

my inspiration, my folly, my happiness,

 

my divinity, my madness, my selfishness,

 

my final sanity and sanctification,

 

my transfiguration, my purification,

 

my light across the sea,

 

my palm across the desert,

 

my garden of lovely flowers,

 

my million nameless joys,

 

my day’s wage,

 

my night’s dream,

 

my darling and

 

my star…

 

- George Bernard Shaw