Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 26 May 1944

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Letter to Ruth 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: 
26 May 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.

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00001595
Language: 
eng
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image
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jpg
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May 26th 1944
Dear Ruth,
Your letter of April 25th came today and made me feel a little warmer inside. You have the happy knack of telling me just what I want to hear, and generally just when I am in need of it, though I wonder if some is a "deliberate" lift for me. Some little things seem too good to be true. Anyway I like it. It feeds my imagination and my ideals, and when your liver is out of order it's surprising what particular thoughts will do for it. Frankly, I would rather succeed at friendship than I would at any of the arts, but for the benefit of my friends it is better that I succeed at both.
No, I am not surprised at Harry's attitude. Blodwen would quickly point out that Jupiter is in trine with the Moon in his Ascendant which explains a fellow's adaptability in no time. This would probably make his character look like this D∆ [delta][chi][symbol] but please don't worry about it, because astrologically I expect that would be more or less perfect.
I think perhaps I was a little surprised too about his decision, but knowing it was his own I know it is rightly made. In any event, being slightly soft I would have cheered which ever side he'd joined which doesn't make sense, to anyone else but me. This touchy point calls for a spot of golden silence.