If you do not want to write, at least spit on a piece of paper, put it in an envelope, and send it to me. You are not taking any notice of me at all. God forgive you — all I wanted was a few words from you.
Text: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to his young lover, Bob Davidov,
excerpt from a letter, 11 February 1893
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