After his death in 1827, love letters were found amongst the personal papers of the great composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven, addressed to the one whom he referred to as his “Immortal Love”:
[blockquote2]Can our love persist otherwise than through sacrifices, than by not demanding everything? Canst thou change it, that thou are not entirely mine, I not entirely thine? Oh, God, look into beautiful Nature and compose your mind to the inevitable. Love demands everything and is quite right, so it is for me with you, for you with me — only you forget so easily, that I must live for you and for me — were we quite united, you would notice this painful feeling as little as I should . . .[/blockquote2] 6 July morning (excerpt)
The mysterious woman to whom this letter is addressed has remained nameless for years. Historians have often speculated her identity, but all theories have been inconclusive. Some even question whether or not she really existed. But, there is one fact that is unquestionable…she never received the letter. The eloquent expression of his love and affection for his “Immortal Beloved” was not relayed to her.
It is a tragedy to be overwhelmed with an abundance of love that remains self-contained. Unspoken expressions of love is a disservice to recipient who deserves it, and emotionally frustrating to the author who refuses to deliver it. So, don’t hold back! Express yourself and watch the world change at the rate of one expression at a time.