Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Most Beautiful Expression of Love

Liu Xiaobo, was recently sentenced to eleven (11) years in prison, in China, for advocating freedom.  The Guardian interviewed Liu’s wife, Liu Xia, and published this interview under the headline My dear husband Liu Xiaobo, the writer China has put behind bars.  At the end of the interview, there is a note from Liu Xiaobo to his wife Liu Xia which is one of the most beautiful expressions of love I have ever read.

LIU XIAOBO’S MESSAGE TO HIS WIFE AS HE WAS JAILED FOR 11 YEARS

“She cannot be present today, but I still want to tell you, my sweetheart, that I’m confident that your love for me will be as always.

Your love is sunlight that transcends prison walls and bars, stroking every inch of my skin, warming my every cell, letting me maintain my inner calm, magnanimous and bright, so that every minute in prison is full of meaning… My love is hard, sharp, and can penetrate any obstacles. Even if I am crushed into powder, I will embrace you with the ashes.”

That is love.  Read the whole interview.

Linked via Tom Palmer.

Posted by John Venlet on 02/28 at 11:09 AM
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