“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Frank Herbert – Dune
In his epic novel Dune Frank Herbert gives us this litany against fear and inspiration that has been keeping tattoo artists busy ever since.
“Happy Birthday Princess,
We get old and get use to each other. We think alike.
We read each others minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.
But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me.
You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.
Happy Birthday Princess.
Johnny Cash to wife June Carter on her 65th Birthday in 1994
The love story that was the life of Johnny Cash (the Man in Black) and June Carter is part of music folklore. They were married for 35 years until June’s death in 2003. This letter was sent to Carter by husband Johnny Cash on her 65th Birthday and provides a glimpse at the fuel that kept the love alive.