john steinbeck on falling in love

steinbeck and wife

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share this beautiful letter by the Nobel Prize winner and famous author John Steinbeck to his eldest son, Thom, in 1958. So perfect and tender and full of wisdom, I wish everyone can read it and remember his advice. I especially love this:

"If it is right, it happens -- The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away."

Read the full text of his letter here.

And a lovely song from a favorite movie. Have a listen here.

(Photo of John Steinbeck and his wife Elaine, 1963 via)

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