16 February 1921

16 February 1921

Villa Isola Bella, Menton, France

Many thanks for your stuffy letter. As for the candlestick dear - if you remember I gave it to you on your last birthday. No wonder it reminded you of me. I have kept it in its paper & intend to return it to you with a pretty little note on your next. Or shall I send it to you as an early Christmas present & do you return it as a late one or a New Year's gift? Easter we shall leave out. It would be a trifle excessive at easter. I wonder which one of us will be in possession of it at the last. If it is on my side I shall leave it to you in my will, all proper, and I think it would be nice of you, Camilla, to desire that it should be buried with you. Besides, one's mind faints at the idea of a candlestick whirling through space and time for ever. Fliegende candlestick, in fact!

[KM Notebooks. 1921.]