Young Man with Skull, by Paul Cézanne
What should I say about your tendency to doubt your struggle or to harmonize your inner and outer life? My wish is ever strong that you find enough patience within you and enough simplicity to have faith. May you gain more and more trust in what is challenging, and confidence in the solitude you bear. Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right in any case.
Furnborg, Jonsered, Sweden, November 4, 1904
Letters to a Young Poet