Letters of Note

Have you seen the Letters of Note blog? Englishman (wahey! gold like this usually comes from you lovely Americans across the pond) Shaun Usher has compiled letters and memos from people of note for your perusal.

Because of the site I came across this beautiful letter from John Steinbeck to his eldest son, on the subject of love. As you might imagine from one of the world’s most articulate and provocative writers, he sure does cover this subject extremely well.

A little extract below…

If you love someone—there is no possible harm in saying so—only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.

Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.

It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another—but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.

Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.

You can read John Steinbeck’s letter in full on the Letters of Note site, but share your thoughts below. I love this letter so would like to hear your thoughts too!

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