There was always a way he looked at her — a way their eyes met and souls touched — that made us all enviable of the love they shared. So it’s no surprise that away from the cameras and bright lights, Johnny Cash was dedicated to telling his beloved wife June just how much he loved her.
Never was this love demonstrated so beautifully than in the letter Cash wrote to June back in 1967, which has now been voted the most romantic love letter of all time by a poll commissioned by British life insurance company Beagle Street. Handwritten in the most delicate script, Cash put pen to paper on the occasion of June Cash’s 65th birthday in a precious ode to love.
“You still fascinate and inspire me,” Cash wrote to his wife of 26 years at the time. “You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence.”
Syndicated radio talk show host Bobby Bones read the letter in its entirety on his Facebook page this week.
Transcribed long before the stale existence of texts and emails, this letter should have a way of inspiring the writer in all of us to sit down for a moment and put our thoughts on paper to our loved ones, while we still have the chance.