V O L U M E 8 , D O C U M E N T S 6 3 0 a , 6 3 9 a 1 1 1
What’s the matter with my wife? She’s supposedly in hospital again, according to
a comment by Dr.
My two rascals don’t answer, no matter how often I in-
quire. Everything’s hereditary, even writing laziness and confounded
I really am a lucky person. Having virtually no wishes and then seeing the very
few big, apparently unfulfillable ones fulfilled!
It’s unnecessary that I go to Zurich for negotiations, since my proposal is entirely
clear. If all of you consider it acceptable, it would only need to be approved by the
They are always so obliging here that I have no serious doubts about it.
Cordial greetings, yours,
Vol. 8, 630a. To Heinrich Zangger
[Berlin,] 5 October 1918
Dear friend Zangger,
I didn’t mean to say that all was perfectly right with me; you could imagine that
yourself! I am very sorry that my wife is feeling worse
I couldn’t read the
name of the illness on your postcard. Do you think she’ll soon be healthy again?
Albert wrote very
According to his postcard she seemed to have re-
covered again. I think he’s right; as long as one’s alive, one should keep one’s chin
up, and not complain. That’s best also for the people around one. If I were there
now, I couldn’t do much for my boys either, because I couldn’t live together with
But what good is the constant lamentation? My boys don’t hang their
heads, because they inherited their lightheartedness from me. My wife is apparent-
ly also quite satisfied, Besso writes, even though her health is very
in all, better times are beginning now, and we should step into them in a happy
So away with the furrowed brow! Quiet labor and humor should be the
Cordial greetings to you from your
Vol. 8, 639a. From Mileva Einstein-Maric;
[Zurich, after 24 October 1918]
I received this notification from the bank and send it to you so that you can de-
cide or give your approval on how the money should be
perhaps you
can write me about this.
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