when the heart is full it may run over,
but the real fullness stays within.
I'd love to take credit for this beautiful quote but I can't. This is my favorite line from most likely the most beautiful loveletter that has ever been written. ''You will only expect a few words, what will those be? When the heart is full it may run over, but the real fullness stays within. (...)
Words can never tell you, how perfectly dear you are to me, perfectly dear to my heart and soul.
I look back, and in every one point, every word and gesture, every letter, every silence, you have been entirley perfect to me, I would not change one word, one look.
My hope and aim are to preserve this love, not to fall from it. (...)
You have given me the highest, completest proof of love that ever one human being gave another. I am all gratitude, and all pride that my life has been so crowned by you.
Robert Browning (1812-1889) to
Elizabeth Barrett Browning