Dear brother and sister,
My impression is that as we’re all a little dazed, and moreover all working quite hard, it’s relatively unimportant to insist on having very clear-cut definitions of the position in which we find ourselves.1 You surprise me a little, seeming to want to force the situation, being in disagreement.  1v:2
Can I do anything about it – perhaps not – but have I done something wrong, or anyway can I do something or other that you would like?
Whatever the case, again a good handshake in thought – and it nevertheless gave me a lot of pleasure to see you all again.2 Be very much assured of that.

Yours truly,


Br. 1990: 902 | CL: 647
From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Theo van Gogh and Jo van Gogh-Bonger
Date: Auvers-sur-Oise, Monday, 7 July 1890

1. Vincent is referring to the fact that Theo was thinking of leaving the firm of Boussod, Valadon & Cie.
2. Vincent had visited Theo and Jo in Paris on Sunday, 6 July. See letter 898, n. 3.