B is for…



My 2015 A to Z Challenge Theme is Quotes & Lines from Literature. Each day I will be posting a favorite quote or a few lines from well known short stories, poems or novels, with the letter of the first name as the A to Z. I’ll have a short write up with each quote, but each quote can also serve as a writing prompt for readers or myself.  I may write a poem or flash fiction based on that quote, or just throw it out there as inspiration. Hopefully you’ll join me in this adventure! I’ll try to include some of my favorite blog finds as I move through the challenge as well.

While I could have done this as L for Lord Byron of G for George Gordon Noel Byron, which I believe is his full real name, it seemed most appropriate to use just Byron.πŸ˜ƒ

This quote was taken from a beautiful book, The World’s Greatest Love Letters, given to me by my friend and fellow A to Z participant, Jesi Scott. This collection includes love letters through the ages from people like Byron, John Keats, Napoleon Bonaparte, Mary Wollstonecraft and Beethoven. 

The line from Byron above struck me as especially beautiful in a collection full of beautiful. The lovers may be separated by distance, by ability to marry, and by a host of other things, but still their love unites them.  It’s a lovely thought and seems a great writing prompt. 

As an added note, the deep love and strong connection across a wide distance made me think of the vampires in the fantastically romantic Jim Jarmusch movie, Only Lovers Left Alive. The main characters, Adam (played by Tom HiddlestonπŸ˜€) and Eve (played by Tilda Swinton) live on opposite sides of the world but the distance does not diminish the depth of their devotion to one another. The line from Byron’s love letter evokes a love like theirs that no distance could destroy.  

What does it make you think of? Tell me about it in the comments. I’d love to hear. 

No new poem or flash fiction on this post, but perhaps tomorrow. Thanks for the visit & hope you liked the romantic quote. πŸ˜ƒ



17 thoughts on “B is for…

    1. Wow. The whole letter this line comes from is really lovely – you should check it out if you can. πŸ˜ƒ. Best of luck with your upcoming move!!

  1. I love this quote ❀ While my hubby and I are lucky to live together now, we're far from our family and this quote makes me think of them, and how no matter the distance, they're close to me! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. Oh, that’s cool to think of it as non-romantic connections as well. πŸ˜ƒ Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll have to take a look at your blog as well. πŸ˜€

  2. Well, actually, the first thought that came to mind was “She was delicious” and that was before I read any further in this post. So at least we’re on the same page. πŸ˜‰
    I am so glad you liked the book. I thought you would. It screamed CJ at me. Or maybe that was my cell phone going off in my pocket. (I have GOT to change that notification tone.)
    Byron…sigh. Gorgeous quote. I am loving this theme CJ!

    1. Hehe not a bad thing to think of if you ask me πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
      Yes I have enjoyed the book a lot and I think I may have one other quote from there maybe. πŸ˜ƒ

  3. I was going to say, “I have that book, too!” but then I realized mine had a different title (50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time).

    Anyway, I love love love that quote, and I love love love your theme! Will be following your blog for more! πŸ™‚

    1. I imagine there are several that are much the same. The Keats letters are all especially lovely, too. So many good ones.

      Thanks! I really appreciate it! I will go check your blog out as well!

  4. What a lovely quote. I like the way it emphasizes the power our choices have in our relationships. Thanks for sharing it!

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