Postcard to Aron from Polya
April 18, 1914
Water and trees,
Salon 1910, L. Simmonet “Le Matin au Poudreux”
My little swine boy, I was really happy to receive your letter 30/12. I didn’t feel well under the influence of the presence of one person at that time which influenced me in a very desperate bad way and your letter came as something that comforts me a lot. I am very happy and very thankful to that moment which made you write a letter to me so I would receive it by that moment when I really needed it. I have 19 letters. The letter dated 24/9 got lost and 19 postcards excluding those I sent in the letters, which means all of them as you wrote. I just do not add the newspapers I sent every second or third day. And I don’t remember how many letters I sent, but I remember that I sent many more postcards than you received. Maybe you are mistaken. Just check them one more time carefully. I sent much more. Maybe they didn’t pass them along to you. Just ask. To your question to why am I so pessimistic at this time, I can answer that everything in our nature happens for a reason. The same with me. The consciousness is clear. The mind is working and the feelings are not silent. When I came back from the opera, somebody gave me a ticket and I was able to buy a few wonderful postcards like this one. To Aron – very beautiful view.