Today we received the announcement of your wedding. If we would have gotten it earlier, you would certainly have received a congratulation by cable. As it is too late now anyway, just this short letter; as usual in a hurry. I myself only recently returned from a 3-months trip to India where I visited some relief-projects. The intention was originally to join one of them, but many things combined to make me change my mind. Non-cooperation of Government, the aspect of the project on which I had set my mind (it proved to be purely a missionary affair, contrary to what it was supposed to be) and, last but not least, the realization that my house and family had become more dear and indispensable to me than I had ever thought possible. The tour, however, was not entirely wasted. I managed to smuggle a 14-year-old orphan-boy whom I had picked off the street, back across all borders, home to Holland. Of course, it is against all law and order abiding Dutch conceptions. People in this country have the habit of buying off their conscience by putting a quarter in the weekly collection boxes. Not so the Aronsons. Somehow our conscience cots us more than a mere quarter. So far no
Aronson, Alex, Letter, 3 February 1971
Alex Aronson, Volunteer Medical Worker and Humanitarian
3 February 1971
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