Eero Saarinen wrote this letter to his wife Aline, shortly after they were married in 1954. Their romance began a year earlier when Aline was sent to Detroit to write a piece about the architect for the New York Times Magazine.
The letter goes on to say, "Darling: I think it is absolutely terrific that you and I are really married and that for now on we are man and wife and that we can now make out of that as beautiful a design — a real work of art — to the extent of our abilities — is it not absolutely terrific!"
Absolutely terrific, indeed. Not only do I love Saarinen's work but I also love how he loved. It's time for love letters to come back into vogue. They are the ultimate timeless classic.