Welp, I know what I’m going to do this Valentine’s Day. Plagiarize this here letter, that Johnny Cash wrote to June Carter on her birthday in 1994, and hope the wife none the wiser. I won’t just copy it word for word like some freshman copying and pasting exact chunks of Wikipedia into a paper. I’ll take some artistic liberties which will leave it looking completely different from the original, like change “Happy Birthday Princess” to “Happy Valentine’s Day Princess.” You know, shit like that to make it totally unrecognizable without losing all the sentiment.
June 23 1994
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.