Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 21 May 1943

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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: 
21 May 1943
Place: RCAF Headquarters, London
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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: 
00001542-3
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

and variety of greens is amazing. The station I am (or was) on is (or was) very typical and full of character so that for my work, was an admirable place to be. The men are as interested in my work as I am in theirs and I have been asked to have a little exhibition of my paintings on the station before I leave which I shall (or did) do.
I have had no letters from home yet, and have given up hope almost. Well as long as one believes in the nonexistence of time; of the fallibility of our conception of space one doesn't mind and as I have a good 30 or perhaps 40 years of life (if I behave myself) ahead of me, I feel I can expect something before dotage or second childhood sets in, if nothing happens to prevent the mails taking their proper course. If it does, I can only hope to invite you to tea in my next incarnation with the horrible thought that I might by then have forgotten what I've been through, or you wouldn't recognise me.
Of course you probably won't recognise me in this life when you see me again as I may be grey, lined, weather beaten and haggard. By then I shall be content to settle in a chair and listen to your music and show my paintings -- I wish I could see you for just a minute -- I miss you.