In the absence of everything but beauty.


Only in mine eye shalt thee be one,

For mine is the eye outside,

The eye that is not an eye,

The seeing that is not seeing.

The knowing that knows nothing;

For I am the I that is not an I.


When you look at me, what will you see?

No – not even the darkness.

When you come to my door, where will you be?

No – not even anywhere.

And when you ask of me, who but an echo …?

For I am the silence and you are the noise.


This is the absence by which presence is known.

This is the zero that adds up to one.

Here is the space that takes up no room.

Now the eternal outside of time – not even an instant.

Behold, it is the infinite stillness:

The empty oneness of Nothing.


If you will look quietly into this void,

You may glimpse the Absolute;

For if you will dare to see without fear

You will know at once that there is nothing to know

And if you will understand without grasping

Everything … Everything … Everything.


There is no story to tell, no purpose to unfold,

No secret meaning to wrench from mystery.

Neither is there favour or judgement, nor journey to endure –

Because we are already here.

In the indescribable, awesome embrace of Nothing.

In the absence of everything but beauty.


For that which is without form or feature,

Without person or plan,

Which cannot be divided,

Nor contained by word or thought or wisdom –

This is the unity by which unity is known.

The eye of Nothing, in which Everything can be beheld as beauty.

Get personalised love letters written just for you!

Paul Ransom is the love letter guy.

He’s been writing love letters all his life – okay well, since about the age of ten. Then, in 2010 he got inspired (by a beautiful femme fatale, no less) to create a blog of love letters. The last time we checked he had posted over 450 letters to this Free Love Letters site.

Then, in early 2017, he decided to bite the bullet and offer his services as a love letter writer for hire. So, if you’re lost for words, or they just won’t come out right, Paul is your guy.

CONTACT PAUL here: Email


Here’s how it happens:

  • You contact Paul
  • You meet or have a Skype sesh (or equivalent)
  • He writes your letter
  • You chat some more and edits are done
  • You send it off as if it was all your doing

Paul can do classic ‘I love you’ stuff and sexy billets doux, as well break-up letters, sorry darlings and high concept philosophical and spiritual stuff. Oh yeah, and things like gender and sexual preference do not phase him at all. Love is love, as far as he’s concerned.

(What all this says about his state of mind, we’ll leave you to speculate – but point being, he seriously gets this love thing.)


CONTACT PAUL to find out how he can help you say it all with love: Email

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