Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 17 March 1944

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Description: 
Letter to Harry Somers

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Case Study: 
Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers
Creator: 
Aldwinckle, Eric
Source: 
letter
Date: 
17 March 1944
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format. Reproduced with the kind permission of Margaret Bridgman.

Identifier: 
00001593-2
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

In the large spiral of our ascent the scale imperceptibly decreases.
Now we congregate with the clouds. Wisps of fog appear to enfold us, yet before us or behind us they are defined clouds. Then, filmy, scattered but defined delicately. Not grey or white but some new vague colour less easily defined.
Our arc soon takes us over them and looking down the picture is reversed and whitish grey clouds are the same as from the ground floating in one level against a sky of dim browns and greens. Looking up surprised, there is no blue sky but a ceiling of warm grey and as flat as any ceiling. In the distance there is one small wall of cumulous cloud joining the ceiling and floor of our new domain. We are in another world. Floating as in a sea.
We rise to the ceiling slowly, imperceptibly at first. It seems strong enough to crush the semisphere of plexi glass which surrounds the human head. Peering curiously through credulous eyes the observer sees the ceiling soften and now the solitary head is shrouded in impenetrable fog. Brown grey in the world of nowhere.
Soon like a submarine we rise above the surface of the ceiling which is now a complete floor.