Secret Love Two Centuries Away: Ludwig van Beethoven

  It is July 6th and 7th, year 1812. Love letters, addressed to the “Immortal Beloved“ were safely placed in a drawer, to be found, unsent, in the composer’s estate after his death.     Love and longing are almost tangible in each word he puts down, and we all, familiar with love’s pains and…

The Art of Love: Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West

Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West have met on a dinner party in 1922, dinner party then being a Bloomsbury equivalent of hipster’s house party which is nothing but booze and sex disguised by surface sophistication. What started as a work relationship – Virginia offered Vita to publish her novel with her small press – soon developed into a…