Over at Letters of Note, there is a beautiful post about a letter Kurt Vonnegut wrote in response to a 36-year old widow and mother of three. Marianne Brown explains, “For some reason I wrote to Kurt Vonnegut and thanked him for his books and his compassion. I did not expect a reply. He must have been a kind man, as he sent this to me within a month of writing to him.”
In his response to Ms. Brown, Vonnegut recounts a conversation with his partner (who raised four kids on her own):
I told her one time, “I worry about women.” She said, “Don’t.”
To see a bigger picture of the letter and to read a transcription of it, see the full post here.
H/T Shamik Trivedi.