29 April 1957
Belgrade, The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Between Receiving the Post and the First Shades of Dusk In the West
Grato animo accepi salutaiones tuas et vota tua!* I look forward to them each day. Do you think the English Earl* knows how much I enjoy his creation? While I know you are partial to the coffee prepared by the blind Turk would you grant me a moment with my English tea? The cup, called a saucer, opens to the world like an ever-blooming Easter flower. It is within this Lilly, that skilled artisans place a finely mixed ratio of water; water that has been allowed to bathe in the leaves of exotic Ceylon. Only then may it be sipped and enjoyed at the right time of day. Allow me to ask, can there be a wrong time of day?
It seems our questions only grow deeper. Faciendo veritatem quam iam scimus, in veritatem quam adhuc ignoramus progrediamur. Tunc procul dubio unum erimus: veritas enim una.*
Dilectissime amicus* Latin Dear Friend
Grato animo accepi salutaiones tuas et vota tua* Latin Thank you for your salutations and good wishes
English Earl* Earl Grey
River Sava* the River that runs south and west from Belgrade
Picus Viridus* Common European Woodpecker
Umka* A city southwest of Belgrade along the Sava River
Faciendo veritatem quam iam scimus, in veritatem quam adhuc ignoramus progrediamur. Tunc procul dubio unum erimus: veritas enim una.*
Latin By doing the truth which we already know, let us make progress towards the truth which as yet we are ignorant of. Then without doubt, we shall be one, for truth is one.