Love Letter

“Slim darling, you came along and into my arms and into my heart and all the real true love I have is yours โ€“ and now I’m afraid you won’t understand and that you’ll become impatient and that I’ll lose you โ€“ but even if that happened, I wouldn’t stop loving you for you are my last love and all the rest of my life I shall love you and watch you and be ready to help you should you ever need help.

All the nice things I do each day would be so much sweeter and so much gayer if you were with me. I find myself saying a hundred times a day, ‘If Slim could only see that’ or ‘I wish Slim could hear this.’ I want to make a new life with you โ€“ I want all the friends I’ve lost to meet you and know you and love you as I do โ€“ and live again with you, for the past years have been terribly tough, damn near drove me crazy. You’ll soon be here, Baby, and when you come you’ll bring everything that’s important to me in this world with you.”

โ€” Humphrey Bogart’s letter to Lauren Bacall

One more interesting thing:
Apparently, with Lauren Bacall’s passing, All 16 of the Icons Name-Dropped in Madonnaโ€™s โ€œVogueโ€ Are Now Gone

Love Letter

Unprompted Praise

It’s not often that my dad encourages me… Hmm… that doesn’t quite sound right. More like, my dad doesn’t always understand why I choose to do the things I do. He loves me and supports me, obviously, but outwardly he’s more likely to tell me what he thinks is best for me, and it’s usually at odds with what I’m doing/planning to do.

Anyway, what I’m trying to get at… I’m planning to apply to school in the next few weeks. A complete career-180. I’ve decided what programs to apply to, and of course now that the time has come to apply, I’m starting to wonder if I’m completely crazy, and I’m doubting myself. What chance do I have to get in to these top programs? And without any prompting, my dad tells me that he’s sure I’ll get in. He said it in passing, but I really needed to hear it. My dad believes in me. I’ve never dreamed so big in my life–and my dad believes in me.

Unprompted Praise