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Not just for Valentine's Day: Baltimore exhibit showcases romantic, poignant — and sometimes heartbreaking love letters

Not just for Valentine's Day: Baltimore exhibit showcases romantic, poignant — and sometimes heartbreaking love letters

More than 70 years ago, a young soldier was separated from his sweetheart by an ocean and World War II. He imagined the two of them gazing at the same constellations from different hemispheres, and wrote her the following lines:

”What are you doing tonight? How about a date? I’ve rented a moon, a beautiful night, a sky full of stars just for the two of us.”

Those charming words have been copied on to a sheet of paper by the Baltimore artist Peter Bruun. Above them, Bruun created a watercolor sketch of blue and black and dark purple lines that loop and swirl and are exuberantly entangled. The result is just one of an array of romantic, poignant — and sometimes heartbreaking —...

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