Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday 13th February 1943

"Lighten our darkness O Lord...”

If I made such a prayer, it was answered in some way today, when a little mail from home dribbled through. I had one letter – and it was from April! It was gay yet sad and had a similar effect on me.

β€œThe photograph... is on my dressing table and always the last thing before I go to sleep I have a little chat with you... I'd like a new photograph of you. Please xxx ... and just when the photographer is ready, conjure up in your mind a picture thus:- a green-walled bedroom, a small dark wood bed with a blue eiderdown and a five foot three inch green-eyed blonde in blue silk and lace 'jamas from the man she loves and with the most mischievous twinkle in her eye. ... But always there was a little wall of reserve... and we were never really lovers... but as Fate being kind we intend to belong to each other for good and always...”

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