"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
Here is a love letter I came across the other day, written from Count Leo Tolstoy, to his fiance, Valeria Arsenev. I think it goes very well with this romantic rose, I found in the Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park. Isn't it unusual? The rose has a soft raspberry scent, and just looking at it had me daydreaming. Sigh. :)
November 2, 1856
I already love in you your beauty, but I am only beginning to love in you that which is eternal and ever precious - your heart, your soul. Beauty one could get to know and fall in love with in one hour, and cease to love it as speedily; but the soul one must learn to know. Believe me, nothing on earth is given without labour, even love, the beautiful and natural of feelings.
-Count Leo Tolstoy
"How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true."
Love's Promise Hybrid Tea Rose
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California
August 8, 2007
My 2017 Reading List
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