Lessons on the wonder of love letters slip in sometimes when you least expect them. It seems safe to say that a great love letter is a matter of melding passion with planning, preparation in order to put that passion as clearly and fully as can be. A love letter, the gift you create for one person in this world, can be romantic, a tribute to friendship, a memory sent, a heartfelt apology, marking a special occasion, or gratitude for anything at all. But it all takes prep time.
The preparation for writing a knockout love letter, a gift to the writer, can actually be a huge part of the gift to the recipient as well. Thanks to Noah Griffin for that lesson that slipped in the back door.
Noah, is a well-known and much admired singer, writer, lecturer, actor, historian and master of expressing written affection. He is also a husband who loves and appreciates his gorgeous wife for all that she is and recently planned, created and delivered one of the best gifts possible for her in celebration of her 70th birthday, a love letter of course.
Noah puts a great deal of thought into all his creative productions and frames much of what he does, music, writing, poetry and lectures in an appropriate historical backdrop. Noah did something remarkable with his last love letter, something that had a definite flavor of courtship. He made her a part of his planning. He interviewed her. He asked her about herself. So, before the gift of his love letter ever arrived, she got another valuable gift, the gift of his talking to her, the gift of his caring to know what she holds dear, and the gift of his emotional presence. You can listen to Noah read his letter to hear the result.
What a great way to go about writing a love letter when you want to include personal specifics whose details you may want to understand better, when you want to write a letter that is love story with lasting historically relevant details. Imagine what a double surprise your love letter will be when the person to whom you have written sees the results of your conversation. First the planning and then the letter, two gifts in one.
From me to you with love in the air,
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