Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my immortal beloved,
now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us
– I can live only wholly with you or not at all
– Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you,
and can send my soul unwrapped in you into the land of spirits
– Yes, unhappily it must be so
– You will be the more contained since you know my fidelity to you.
No one else can ever possess my heart – never
continue to love me – never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
ever for each other
(Ludwig van Beethoven)