Richard Feynman’s Love Letter to His Wife, Sixteen Months After Her Death
A wonderful letter of a man to his beloved wife.
I love this letter Professor Feynman wrote his beloved wife 16 months after she died. - efd
From: The FS Blog.
Richard Feynman was an amazing character mastering physics, thinking, life, and as we shall soon see, love. Richard and Arline Greenbaum were soul mates. They were a perfect symbiotic pair, each completing the other. They shared the love we all seek.
Feynman was fond of writing love letters to Arline. Many of them appear in Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track.
None is more beautiful than the one Richard wrote to Arline sixteen months after her death.
October 17, 1946
I adore you, sweetheart.
I know how much you like to hear that — but I don’t only write it because you like it — I write it because it makes me warm all over inside to write it to you.
It is such a terribly long time since I last wrote to you — almost two years but I know you’ll excuse me because you understand how I am, stubborn and realistic; and I thought there was no sense to writing.