Lover's Eye

The moon over the desert is lovely tonight— I wonder if you are seeing it over the Lake —
I kiss you — and love you so softly — and dearly — You have given me a beautiful world—as only the one who loves can give— I hope I have given you a little too— You have given me much— are always with me— always will be—
I go so hard here I am pretty weary by nighttime when I get to the letter — so if they are scrappy it is because I am only a scrap by night —I kiss you— Am much with you— even when far away—

The day is grand— That is a lotAnd your letter is grander even than the dayAnd that is a very great lotSo I’ll get busy in my own tinkering way- And that isn’t very grandit’s just nothingyet it must be doneor at least I think it must.

A very very sweet kissEverywhere 

Learn more about the history of Lover’s Eyes in this great article on Atlas Obscura, and more about the jewelry of Gabrialla Kiss, here.
Listen to a great NPR story about the book we found these beautiful letters in, My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O’keene and Alfred Stieglitz , Edited by Sarah Greenough. Thank you to Joni Johnson for the lending of the tome.

Top: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keefe, 1918. Platinum print; 25.3 x 20.2 cm Courtesy Art Institute of Chicago
Bottom: Frank Eugene, Alfred Stieglitz, 1907. Platinum print 16.5 x 11.8 cm. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art