Friday, March 2, 2012

To Look Life In The Face

"A woman's whole life in a single day. Just one day.
And in that day, her whole life" 
... Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf


I feel certain I am going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do.

You have given me the greatest possible happiness. You have been in every way all that anyone could be.  I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work. And you will, I know.

You see I can't even write this properly. I can't read. What I want to say is that I owe all the happiness of my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly good. Everything has gone from me but the certainty of your goodness. I can't go on spoiling your life any longer.

I don't think two people could have been happier than we have been.


"Dear Leonard,

To look life in the face, always,
To look life in the face
And to know it for what it is.

At last to know it,
To love it for what it is, and then
To put it away.

Always the years between us,
Always the years.
Always the love.
Always the hours."

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