I think in this day and age, everyone has an opinion on what love should feel and look like.
Books like Twilight or even that other one I won't mention here (it rhymes with bifty maids of bay) have reignited interest in great love stories. But what about the ones that are still left untold?
It's sad to think that writing letters is coming a thing of the past. Just the other day I read a story about how cursive writing is no longer being taught in some schools, as most class work is being conducted via computers and other electronic devices. Teens are then finding it difficult to sign their names on banking and government documents. Isn't that just sad?
But being "old-school", I feel there is something fantastically romantic about a letter. Whether it be from a friend, family member or even lover, letters have a way of conveying so much about the author's life, thoughts and feelings. Just take a moment to think about it - the card stock, the date written, social and economic climates are all factors that the author takes into consideration before putting the pen to paper.
That's why the blog, I am yours alone is such a fascinating and captivating read. It all started when the blog's co-creator received a stack of letters as a gift from her boyfriend on Valentine's Day. The letters are all written from "Toni" to George, a solider exactly 70 years ago and span over two years. Toni writes George for the first time on May 23rd, 1943 in the midst of World War II.
And so their love story through letters begins.
I think what I enjoy most about reading these letters is the unending love that Toni has for George. It's real, sometimes a little risque but ultimately it's a window into the past, into two people's lives who chose to love and held on to it during a time of conflict and strife.
I recently spoke with the creators of the blog, and asked if they read ahead and know how Toni and George's love story ends - they have not. They are following along at the exact same time as their readers which is kinda romantic in itself, don't you agree?
The letters only started about a month ago, so you have time to catch up and follow along.
Because everyone's love story deserves to be great - even Toni and George's.