I'm such a sucker for these kind of movies. Give me someone with the capacity to put two words together in a lovely way and I will swoon every time. Give me the angst of pining, waiting for the postman and my buttons are pushed.
Is this reality? Do most people find themselves in similar situations? It must be! How else could there be so many books and movies that share this common thread? Personally, I have never been in a circumstance of a long-distance love affair. After I met and started dating my husband, I don't think we were ever apart more than a day or two before we were married. And that is how it has remained. We don't do well separated.
I did write to a missionary for awhile, but the nature of those letters, by necessity, was not very romantic, nor very frequent.
And in junior high, I did pass notes to a very cute boy on a regular basis. I think it was the passing period between our second and third classes. He was coming from Industrial Arts; I was heading to band...
I guess it is a good thing that other great romances have been so well documented. Some of the greatest literature of all time was written to express devotion. That is probably the only way I will ever get my fix of the thrill of love letters.
P.S. Who cannot identify with this masterpiece taken from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass?
O YOU whom I often and silently come where you
are, that I may be with you,
As I walk by your side, or sit near, or remain in the
same room with you,
Little you know the subtle electric fire that for your
sake is playing within me.
Chew on that a little...How can you not have a great day now?