Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 10 February 1945

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Description: 
Letter to Harry and 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: 
10 February 1945
Place: RCAF Headquarters, London
Collection/Fonds: 
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: 
00001613-6
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

It will be wonderful when we reach that state when those I love can see the colours and the sounds that play from my being for their sake. I imagine the time when instead of bumping up against them like a block of ice we flow over the rocks like one water and perhaps rise in steam and move as easily mingled as clouds. This I can do in my mind so it is not so bad. It is a way of bringing the future into the present. Today I have not been able to find a beautiful face. They were all alarmingly gross.*†
Perhaps tomorrow
well, I hope you are well, keep well
g'bye now
Eric
This mad letter must be kept strictly private. Think of my reputation
[ink drawing of a hatted woman looking down, angrily, at her Pekingese; caption:] *An Englishth Myth
[ink drawing of the profile of a man with greasy hair; caption:] † A Mythter