By Richard P. Feynman
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I don’t eat any breakfast, but I eat a midnight snack before I go to bed. It’s been that way for 4 or 5 days. Usually I don’t work nearly as hard—more like 7 1/2 or 8 hours a day. The only difference from one day to the next is that some days when I go to lunch I take my laundry out and some days when I come from lunch I bring my laundry back. , etc. . Y.? Perhaps I shouldn’t remind you or Frances will get angry. ** You can’t call her down, however—you can ascribe it all to her interest in astronomy.
I am anxious for the responsibilities and uncertainties of taking care of the girl I love. I have, however, other desires and aims in the world. This is, in my mind, of even more importance than my love for Arline. It is therefore especially fortunate that, as I can see (guess) my getting married will interfere very slightly, if at all with my main job in life. I am quite sure I can do both at once. (There is even the possibility that the consequent happiness of being married—and the constant encouragement and sympathy of my wife will aid in my endeavor—but actually in the past my love hasn’t affected my physics much, and I don’t really suppose it will be too great an assistance in the future.
Of the business world and would be among academic men to a great extent, which I’m sure he’d enjoy. On the other hand, it isn’t all gravy. Purchasing these days is quite difficult, and everyone here is in a hell of a hurry for their stuff. Some of the things will be unfamiliar to him, but that won’t cause much difficulty. It will have its aggravations, too, but it will be a damn important position in our project and scientific venture and he will be contributing more than I toward winning the war.