I am so glad that both of us are now to be in the same
profession and in the same firm. We must be sure to write to
each other regularly.
I hope that I'll see you before you leave, we still have a
lot to talk about. I believe that Brussels is a very pleasant
city, but it's bound to feel strange for you in the beginning.
Write to me soon in any case. Well, goodbye for now, this is
just a brief note dashed off in haste, but I had to tell you
how delighted I am at the news. Best wishes, and believe me,
Your loving brother,
I don't envy you having to walk to Oisterwijk every day in
this awful weather. Regards from the Roos family.
At this time, Vincent was 19 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 13 December 1872 in The Hague. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 002.
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