Life is indeed profit and loss
Dear N., 19 July 1945
That’s the way it is.
Life is indeed profit and loss.
Whenever the apples perfume the air, paradise is soon coming to an end.
You can face eternity properly only when you have “forgotten the world.”
And if everything turns out all right, it wasn’t all that bad.
Better to feel the weight of the earth too much than to hang out over the edge of it.
Everything went very logically and is onn the positive side, that is, you have really lived it even though it is not what you actually wanted.
It is a hot summer.
I wish you all the best,
Ever sincerely yours,
C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Pages 373-374.