Winston Churchill to His Wife Clementine
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine were married for 56 years and wrote to each other whenever they were apart. Winston wrote this letter to Clementine on Jan. 23, 1935, while she was traveling abroad:
My darling Clemmie, in your letter from Madras you wrote some words very dear to me, about having enriched your life. I cannot tell you what pleasure this gave me, because I always feel so overwhelmingly in your debt, if there can be accounts in love…What it has been to me to live all these years in your heart and companionship no phrases can convey.
我 亲爱的克莱米，你从马德拉斯寄来的信中写道让你的人生更为丰富，这些话对我来说太珍贵了。我无法表达出你给我带来了多少的快乐，因为我在想，如果爱也能够 计算，那么我欠你的实在太多……这些年来，你对我的爱始终没有停歇，陪伴在我身边，我实在难以用言语表达这些事对我的意义。