Sunday, August 12, 2007

Love's Promise

"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."

-Anais Nin

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."

-Pearsall Smith

Love's Promise Hybrid Tea Rose
Rose Garden
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California
August 8, 2007


kmm said...

Beautiful rose Carly and so is the poem. They do go well together. Cheers Kerrin

Tammie Jean said...

I agree - what a romantic looking rose! And the love letter is such a beautiful little masterpiece.