We [went] to the Church of Our Lady of the Sign and to the hospital. An operation was performed to remove a piece of shrapnel and strengthen the patient’s collarbone with wire. We took round breakfast and helped to make the beds. We and Mother received two American guests. Then Mother lay on the balcony. I went for a walk with Father. It was bright, sunny and warm - real spring weather.
I have been here for six days, far away from earthly cares in the peaceful mountains and valleys of the Caucasus. I am resting, both physically and mentally. It is a selfish feeling, but so pleasant to belong entirely to oneself sometimes, and to live as one wants, and not as one is ordered to do.
I have found out that Trotsky has been rather active in the anti-war campaign which has recently begun in America, writing several articles for newspapers and speaking at meetings. Incidentally, it seems he has started calling himself, in the English manner, “Leo N. Trotzky”.