Sunday, April 4, 2010

letters from vincent VI

the hague/august 1883
to brother theo

It may be feverishness, or nerves, or something else, I don't know, but I don't feel well. Perhaps I am thinking more than is necessary . . . . I have an uneasy feeling I can't shake off, though I have tried to overcome it.


For I do not know how long I shall be able to hold out. Things are getting too much for me. I feel my strength failing. I tell you plainly that under such circumstances, I am afraid I shall never hold out.


The world concerns me only insofar as I feel a certain indebtedness and duty toward it because I have walked this earth for thirty years . . . .

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