Letter to Rita Hayworth from Orson Welles

Letter to Rita Hayworth from Orson Welles

Dearest Angel Girl:

… I suppose most of us are lonely in this big world, but we must fall tremendously in love to find it out. The cure is the discovery of our need for company — I mean company in the very special sense we’ve come to understand since we happened to each other — you and I. The pleasures of human experience are emptied away without that companionship — now that I’ve known it; without it joy is just an unendurable as sorrow. You are my life — my very life. Never imagine your hope approximates what you are to me. Beautiful, precious little baby — hurry up the sun! — make the days shorter till we meet. I love you, that’s all there is to it.

Your boy,

Orson

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5 thoughts on “Letter to Rita Hayworth from Orson Welles

  1. Sometimes we find someone who really does complete us. Sometimes it’s too late. Sometimes it doesn’t matter, and we fall anyway. Those times, when we meet, the air crackles with what might have been.

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