I enclose a little word in Father's letter to say good
morning to you. It is raining outside, as it has been doing
often lately, and it is stormy too.
I wrote to the Reverend Mr. de Jonge that I am ready to go
at once to Brussels whenever work or duty calls, but if there
is no urgent reason for my coming immediately, I should like to
stay a week longer here (because of Anna's wedding) and then
arrive on Sunday 25th August.
I wonder if the exhibition of pictures there will still be
open then - I should like very much to see it. I am eager to
hear from you. I hope to write you more as soon as I am in
Brussels; also about the exhibition - at least if it isn't
My compliments to Braat and Soek when you see them. À
Dieu, have a good time. We speak about you at home every day.
Write again soon, and receive a warm handshake from
Your loving brother, Vincent
At this time, Vincent was 25 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 15 August 1878 in Etten. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 125.
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