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
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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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00001595-3
Language: 
eng
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image
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jpg
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in the sense that every ideal or religion should be identified with Theosophy. Surely a Liberal Catholic or R. is our brother, even if he does think we shall have to spend our purgatory in their way. [drawing of closed eyes]
Incidentally please answer my question completely, why you were so surprised at my joining the T.S. on paper after having been with them in spirit for years? I can take it! [drawing of heart with a keyhole]
Here's life:-- I was in a poor section of the city rich with details that I would love to describe but presume I can't. In my mind I suffered poverty, purposelessness, contraction, decay, pity almost a sense of hopelessness and a sign on the church announced a lecture and pictures of missionary work in India and funds required. That is too brief to be potent but you do see what I mean.
You must feel a bit unhappy sometimes these days. I wonder who doesn't? I am sorry Ruth. I know how you feel -- you don't complain but I know how you feel. Life is tough. But oh boy! Think how sweet the sweets will be when we get to them, and how wonderful the champagne. Something to look forward to or remember. (oh I dislike people who say things like that to me.)
At the moment things are smooth with me, like one side of a sheet of sandpaper. No doubt Saturn is squared with the sun in the first house, apt 3. and it is true it's an awful job shoving planets into better positions so that your influences will be more cosy.