When one imagines Paris of the past, one inevitably thinks of the writers of the Saint-Germain district who rethought the world at Café de Flore. One begins to dream of their epistolary relations and even today, we can experience a rush of emotion, reading these heartfelt words from the past. This week Simone de Beauvoir takes the charge..
"This impulse, my love, of all myself towards all of you: I adore you, body and soul, with ALL my body and with ALL my soul, and whenever there is something new in you, it becomes a new adoration. My little one, my little one, do not be sad. You are my destiny, my eternity, my life, my joy, the salt and the light of the earth, I throw myself in your arms and I remain there. I am your woman forever. "
Love letter from Simone de Beauvoir to Claude Lanzmann in 1953
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