From Katherine Anne Porter

To Gay Porter Hollaway

Dated January 30, 1932

Written in Berlin, Germany


[Handwritten addition on last page]

Love to all of you— Give Baby my special Condolences on the whopping whale of a birthday she’s just had! That’s a critical one I tell you—For me, it was a little like crossing the equator at night—I woke up and between evening and morning my life had changed some how! I was arrived somewhere!


[In a box Porter drew] This space for rent


No I hadn’t been to Oaxaca, but to Atzcapazalco! Quite different! That whole country is going to be swallowed by earthquakes, seems.