the present state of the world--and the fact that I must get a breath of its desperation before I can write again.
You'll be lonely for a while--till I come back, I hope--but not half as lonely and lost as I feel away from you. It's really hard for me to go and not see you for months. If I didn't feel a real need to do it I'd never have got this far. Dolce far niente 2 never means much to me. But you and our home and the days we've built up together mean a great deal. I feel a constant pull in my solar plexus back toward that place and you. It will bring me back as soon as I can come.
Tell Hesper I shall be hoping to get V-mail from her--and from you, too. She was very sweet over the phone.
All my love, darling
April 1, 
About an hour ago we sighted the Azores, and now we are beginning to go round the headland into the harbor. I have been told that we can mail letters and perhaps even send a cable from here. So far I've kept up my diary daily, but written no letters because the day of mailing seemed so far away. But there may be a chance only today to get a word off. The Azores, when we first saw them, were highish--mountainous--but as we got closer we saw that they were farmed right up to the top, with an intricate pattern of patch-work brown and green fields.