You are my only love.
You have me completely in your power.
I know and feel that if I am to write anything fine and noble in the future I shall do so only by listening at the doors of your heart. I would like to go through life side by side with you, telling you more and more until we grew to be one being together, until the hour should come for us to die.
James Joyce to his future wife,
Nora Barnacle (1904)