3 7 6 D O C U M E N T S 4 4 1 , 4 4 2 M A R C H 1 9 2 3 441. To Hermann Anschütz-Kaempfe Madrid, 10 March [1923][1] How enthusiastic I am to see what has happened with the design![2] To a happy reunion—hopefully soon—yours, A. Einstein. 442. From Maja Winteler-Einstein Florence, Colonnata Sesto, 11 March 1922 [1923][1] My dear Albert, You’re probably celebrating your birthday at home and so I don’t want to miss being part of the chorus of congratulators, one weak voice . . . . May you stay healthy and be content! I wish you whatever you could possibly wish for yourself. You’ve achieved everything that one dreams about in youth, and you deserve it! That must be a fine feeling. From the newspapers I learned that now you finally got the Nobel Prize. My warmest congratulations for that, too. Now you’re relieved of the endless money worries as well, because of Miza and the boys.[2] I didn’t hear much from you both during your fairy-tale voyage but, because of this, thought the more often of you. I even imagined the good idea would occur to you to drop by from Spain and see how we’re doing here. After such a trip that would have been a short detour but I can also understand that you were anxious to get home. Did everything go smoothly as well? Itini[3] sent me a newspaper clip- ping in which I read that you had delivered a talk in Jerusalem in Hebrew.[4] Whence did you reap that science? You’re an absolute conjurer! We’re living in paradise here. Our marriage is as harmonious again as ever[5] and I would be completely content if I didn’t constantly have the feeling that you were somehow peeved. You mustn’t think us stupid before you’ve seen it with your own eyes. One can’t make such things clear by letter. We didn’t pay the 1,000 francs back to you yet[6] because we thought that after having received the Nobel Prize, it’s not so urgent for you now anymore and we can make payments for the house with it. But next year you’ll certainly get it, that is, this fall. Paul will be sending you an accounting about the remainder.
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