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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(c. 5 April 1889)
... fiancée all happiness these days. It is a sort of nervous affliction with me that on festive occasions I generally find difficulty in formulating good wishes, but you must not conclude from that that I wish you happiness less earnestly than anyone else, as you well know. I have still to thank you for your last letter,
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(c. 21 April 1889)
... this month or the beginning of May. Beginning again that painter's life I have been living, isolated in the studio so often, and without any other means of distraction than going to a café or a restaurant with all the neighbors criticizing, etc., I can't face it; going to live with another person, say another artist - difficult, very difficult - it's taking too much responsibility on oneself. I dare not even think of it. So let's try it three months to begin with, and afterward we shall see. Now one's board ought to be about 80 francs, and I shall do a little painting and drawing without putting such frenzy into it as a year ago. Do not be grieved at all this. Certainly these last days were sad, with all the moving, taking away all my furniture, packing up the canvases that are going to you, but the thing I felt saddest about was that you had given me all these things with such brotherly love, and that for so many years you were always the one who supported...

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