To Alphonse Maeder
Dear friend, 19 January 1917
Please permit this more intimate form of address!
I have the need to tell you once again of the special joy I felt yesterday evening when I saw how close we are in spirit to one another in our different ways.
This impression was a great satisfaction to me after the tiresome experiences of last week.
Allow me to give you personally the enclosed little present-a fragment with far-reaching associations.
I deserve no credit for it, nor does it want or pretend to be anything, it just is-simply that.
Hence I could not presume to put my name to it, but chose instead the name of one of those great minds of the early Christian era which Christianity obliterated.
It fell quite unexpectedly into my lap like a ripe fruit at a time of great stress and has kindled a light of hope and comfort for me in my bad hours.
Of course it won't mean anything more to you than what I mean by it: a token of my joy over Our wordless understanding yesterday evening.
I would ask you to find the little book a discreet resting place in your writing desk.
I don't want a profane hand to touch my memory of those limpid nights.
With cordial greetings,
Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 33-34
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