Beautiful correspondence, mentioning Colette and Natalie Clifford Barney. "Madame proche - Naturally, I had forgotten. That on Monday, (the chosen day for your portrait) I had to go.To the Geography hall, at 4 o'clock - after a conference - or something, I don't know by whom, I don't know why - That's it - I will probably come on Friday, if my sister from Vitry doesn't keep me too busy, poor thing. Because a friend is coming to Paris, to try and bring her son back from Russia - She believes, from a received letter, that he is starving! It brings a veil of sadness to one's face - [. Miss Barney, not in Paris, Colette not in my heart, the Venus commission is therefore quickly done.
See you tomorrow, I hope, even though my throat has kept me locked up all day - If you don't see me in the afternoon or in the evening, it's because I will be completely focused on my sore throat. But what pain to miss two pleasures!