Tumultuous, glamorous, intimate and strained though their lives may have been, the intertwining of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre paved a path for future poets, artists and lovers to celebrate love unabashedly, without fear or looking back.
We won't dive into the biographies of these two artistic souls, nor try to make any diagnoses of their character or mind based on letters and fiction works. If you are interested in their lives and relationships, we recommend reading the story, "Scottie, the daughter of--" written by Eleanor Anne Lanahan (the two's granddaughter), about her mother. You can also read a more brief, yet beautiful tribute to the legends of Scott and Zelda written by Eleanor here.
Perhaps it's the cold January winds and grey skies, maybe it's the sense of change and excitement that a new year brings...in any case, we're pondering love today. We look back to the world's most famous literary couple, the wildly in love Scott and Zelda. The following quotes are found in their letters to each other, as published in the book, "Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda", a compilation of the lovebirds' letters. Read more information about the collected letters here.
A Life Adored, Adoring
“I love her, and that's the beginning and end of everything.”
“All these soft, warm nights going to waste when I ought to be lying in your arms under the moon - the dearest arms in all the world - darling arms that I love to feel around me - How much longer - before they’ll be there to stay? When I do get home again, you’ll certainly have a most awful time ever moving me one inch from you.”
"You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known--and even that is an understatement."
"Thanks again for saving me. Someday, I’ll save you too.”
“Your photograph is all I have: it is with me from the morning when I wake up with a frantic half dream about you to the last moment when I think of you and of death at night.”
When was the last time you wrote a love letter? Any day is a good day to start a new one. We love sealing letters with wax for that extra dose of romance. Find wax and wax seals in our among our home and beauty products!
Or, celebrate a little self love by representing the era that these lovebirds's admiration thrived, the roaring 20s! We have a pretty collection of vintage clothing and accessories from the 1920s, found here.