The Best Love Letter Ever.
British Insurance Agency Beagle Street commissioned a Valentine's Day campaign centred on voting for the greatest love letter of all time. The winner was a letter written by Johnny Cash to his wife, June. It is one of the best pieces of writing I can remember seeing in a long time. From the first line, you can tell the man meant every word he said, but that he also knew exactly how to write in an emotional way.
June 23 1994
Happy Birthday Princess,
We get old and get use to each other. We think alike. We read each others minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.
But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.
Happy Birthday Princess.