The Colour of Thought

The philosophy of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, sometimes referred to as the “Philosophical Emperor,” can be found in a collection of personal writings called Meditations. These writings reflect the influence of Stoicism, an ancient Greek school of philosophy which taught that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge. The wise live in harmony…

Said the Lady to the Man

When Nature gives a gorgeous rose, Or yields the simplest fern, She writes this motto on the leaves—To whom it may concern!” And so it is the poet comes And revels in her bowers, And, though another hold the land, Is owner of the flowers. John Godfrey Saxe To whom it may concern, and darling,…

DESTiNATiON

Hi there, handsome. I’ve been thumbing through my shoebox full of love letters, admiring your sentiments and penmanship. Your strong and orderly handwriting has a unique flair. Your lowercase i’s are playful and flirty amidst your capitals, and you often write in purple ink. I love opening the mail to find a good old-fashioned love…

Daydreaming

Dreams are illustrations … from the book your soul is writing about you. Marsha Norman Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman is a playwright, screenwriter and novelist. She is the co-director of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard. Needless to say, her expertise and accomplishments are extensive. In an adaptation of Frances Hodgson…

Spring Fever

A day mixed with April showers, warming rays and your sweet kiss marks the rebirth of spring. Take my hand and follow me through all the seasons of life.

PLAYING THE ODDS

I know why you associate Phil Collins’ song “In the Air Tonight” with Miami Vice. The song played during the show’s pilot episode on September 16, 1984. It was an iconic moment in television history, combining cinematography and imagery with music to cater to an “I want my MTV” craze. In a jet-black Ferrari, detective…

Smile for Me

Mystery(1909)D.H. Lawrence Ah, drink me upThat I may beWithin your cupLike a mystery,Like wine that is stillIn Ecstasy. On this spring day I am lost in the mystery of your smile. It’s lopsided at times, higher on the right, giving you a mischievous look. Like the Cheshire Cat, it’s as if you possess information that…

An Inward View

“The obscure we see eventually, the completely apparent takes longer.” – Edward R. Murrow Sometimes, when times are turbulent and the future is uncertain, it can help to adjust our perspective. Look to the right, and to the left. Catch a glimpse of the surrounding beauty. A flower outside the window. A smile on the…

Forbidden Places

Claire, Our hearts, scorched from rage, were on the verge of turning to ash. The things you said. The things I said. It seemed like the pain of it all had smothered us for good. I was preparing for a life of celibacy and solitude. For who could I ever love but you? Like an…

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

Wishing you a Valentine’s Day filled with light and love! ❤️XOXO ❤️ XOXO ❤️ XOXO ❤️ XOXO ❤️ XOXO ❤️ SCATTERED LOVE LETTERS

The Storm

Your eyes reflect the shards of my heart. The dark circles you wear mimic thunderclouds at night. I am the storm that blew into your life. My positive and negative charges delighted you. Until they unnerved you. Now, we are left in the aftermath of the storm. Your heart bleeds from the sharp, jagged words…

GOIN’ TO THE CHAPEL …

For all of you who still believe in the institution of marriage, we do too. Marriage can and should evolve with society, and when it’s based around true love, anything is possible. Love is a powerful force. Join us as two hearts dear to us here at Scattered Love Letters step forward as one. They…