mia loves henry miller – Letter 10 – Thunderstorms, Time Machines, Orgasms & The Bridges of Madison County

I am re-posting my past blogs in order as I write the last letter in this collection of letters to Henry Miller – Letter 50…so that new readers or readers who have not followed my letters from the beginning can easily read this blogs before they are removed offline.

mia loves henry miller

mia loves henry miller

Letter 10  Thunderstorms, Time Machines, Orgasms & The Bridges of Madison County

12/11/2011 – 8:52 a.m.

“When I was studying the Japanese language – but for a brief period – my teacher translated for me a beautiful letter to her niece by a noble Japanese woman, who was dying.  The niece was about to get married.  In it she expounded her probably ancient views on the true relationship between husband and wife.  To me it seemed the ideal prescription for a happy, lasting marriage… The keynote, as I recall it, was surrender (or submission, if you like) on the part of the husband and the wife.  Submission, surrender – these words are inadequate.  It was more – living for and doing for the other.  For, after all, when we try to define love, do we not think of it as living for the one…

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