to brother theo
A phrase in your letter struck me: 'I wish I were far away from everything; I am the cause of all, and bring only sorrow to everybody; I alone have brought all this misery on myself and others.' These words struck me because that same feeling, exactly the same, neither more nor less, is also on my conscience . . . .
There are moments when the common everyday things make an extraordinary impression and have a deep significance and a different aspect
I want to ask you one thing: couldn't you arrange it so that we could be together, quiet and undisturbed, for at least one whole day?