“I don’t know how to write love letters,” Frida Kahlo wrote in 1946. “But I wanted to tell you that my whole being opened for you. Since I fell in love with you everything is transformed and is full of beauty… love is like an aroma, like a current, like rain.”
A longsword is a two-handed sword commonly worn as a sidearm throughout the Late Medieval period and Renaissance.
Contrary to popular belief, often perpetuated by role-playing games, a longsword was not intended for use in one hand, save for a few exceptions such as taking a hand off the grip mid-exchange to grab or disarm one’s opponent.