To Dr. S.
Dear Colleague, 8 October 1947
I gather from your description that you are indeed climbing too high. Sanskrit and India really are a bit much.
You must turn back to the simple things, just as your dream says, to the forest.
There is the star. You must go in quest of yourself, and you will find yourself again only in the simple and forgotten things.
Why not go into the forest for a time, literally?
Sometimes a tree tells you more than can be read in books.
With best wishes,