The year now passed has smashed the hopes of countless people to smithereens like few years before it. Hopes that many only carried quietly in their hearts, or muttered shyly. See more
Hopes that were voiced only by a very few, and rebuffed by brute force. Hopes that were important to women as well. Should 1917 not have brought peace between nations, and led to a pooling together of efforts in the struggle against internal enemies – hunger, destitution, ignorance and discontent – afflicting the people at large to an ever greater degree even as the battle for world domination blazed on?
Housekeeping is the most backward, petty, crippling form of menial labor. In the countries where the proletariat has come to power, it should be integrated into the overall economic system so that a housewife could become a free worker of a big economy instead of a slave of a small business.
In such terrible heat all I want to wear is a white cotton dress. A few years ago I gave Clara a whole bunch of embroidered cambric, which she still has- she dared not use it. Could you ask that she give me a few meters and order a dress to be cut, as such fabric is impossible to get hold of presently. My usual style will do- just make sure the skirt is made a bit wider from below.
You write that my favourite cat that lived with you has died. A pity. And why do cats die so easily? After all, you cared for her so much. So do you not have a cat at all right now? My Mimi feels well. I would very much like her to be brought here, but I’m afraid that a rail journey would be too much of a shock for her.