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  • 28 Nov 1944


    It seems I haven't written as often as I would have liked. Will you forgive me? That's what I like about the law business. I will always be able to take time off from it to make love to you. Or probably vice versa: at times I will declare a ten minute break to run down to the office and attend a few details of business...

    [re: soothsayers]
    Besides, everyone likes to think that the high and mighty must fall. If you can't join the guy at the top of the mountain because you are too lazy to climb it you are glad to see him come down to you... I must have a distorted sense of values...

    I get very mad at people who say you can't change human nature because they use it as one of those vague generalities to explain something they don't understand themselves. Why do people persist in talking over their heads? I wish people would not try to make an "impression" on other people -- you can always tell it.

    [re: driving a tank]
    There are some pigeons sitting outside the tank now... A man naturally talks about whatever he knows best, but security forbids me to tell you much about tanks, or field stripping a machine gun.

    I can tell you tanks are damned uncomfortable places in which to sleep if that is any news to you... The seats were obviously designed by a sadist - it isn't good manner to admit you own a rear end... Just another of the innumerable grudges I have against Hitler and "die Herrenvolk." They ought to have a tanker and a doughboy as delegates to the post-war conferences on what to do with Germany and the war criminals; I can guarantee if this were done Germany would be unable to start another war, period.
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