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: 
00001542-4
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

How are you fairing? Well! happy! busy (yes) I wonder. My big genius, my -- my -- my goodness -- Give my regards to Reg and the Conservatory. By the way thinking of music and vibrations it is strange to live for seventeen hours bathed in vibration in a plane while you "silently" watch two men standing next to each other communicate by radio. After about three hours you begin to feel like another vibration yourself, vibrant I suppose I should say, and when you are on earth again the vibrations carry on for quite a while just as a musical note would. It's weird going about feeling like low C major for an hour and of course the tendency is to look for some one or two you could meet who might make a perfect triad for a change. Also if you ever want that Viking feeling I recommend sitting in a gun turret in the nose of a plane at sea with nothing between you and space but plexiglass, and the plane follows behind while you roam about in space completely unattached, or seemingly, all on your own.
I stood there also during dive bomb practice (slow plane) the other day in a rain storm. Well really! Talk about weird. Felt like a bun on the end of stick which someone was waving about.
Never a dull moment.