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send me a daily note; I beg you. Countless questions I have to ask you. Yet a post-
card like this is something “official,” and a letter, under the circumstances, likewise.
Heartfelt gr. & kiss also from the
Vol. 8, 113g. From Elsa Einstein
[Berlin, 7 September 1915]
Still no message today and I’m in such suspense about your report about the
children. Until now I’ve had to content myself with those sparsely written post-
cards. I imagine that some of my letters got lost because you never made any men-
tion of them; and yet I’ve been writing quite long letters so frequently already.
Tomorrow I’m traveling to Heilbronn; and the Hechingen trip weighs down on me
like a ton. If only I had that fatal mission behind me, I’d breathe freely again. It’s
embarrassing for me there for other reasons as well; the family regards me with
I’ll not write more today, I’m too jittery; and you do only want to
get cheerful letters.
Vol. 8, 116a. From Elsa Einstein
[Konstanz, 12 September 1915]
I’m on my way to Constance. My plan is to stay at the Waldhaus Jakob for about
What a pity that we can’t see each other! 2 hours distance from Zurich!
Stuck in Singen right
I’ll have to pass by here again on the way back.
Now it’s been two weeks already; you didn’t want to stay longer! I’m looking for-
ward to this magnificent autumnal stay by Lake Constance. Yours,