Last Entry - August 21 ?, 1940
|This is the last entry in the notebook journal Henry Schnautz started on the bus ride from Monterrey to Mexico City. It is undated, but it comes right after the previous entry dated Aug 10. Trotsky was attacked Aug 20, 1940. He died the following day.|
Aug 21 ?, 1940
The sky is beautifully blue. The heaps of white clouds
pile up along the mt. tops like snow peaks rising heavenward. The Sleeping
Woman and Popo are however much clearer & brighter than the others.
The white snow on their peaks, brighter than the clouds above which they
majestically rise, are a constant inspiration. The willowy drooping branches
of the stately eucalyptus trees lining the riverbank seem streaked with
tears. The tears coursing down my cheeks. From where I'm standing guard
the world seems bright and spring-like. The lawn is deep green, the flowers
gay and perfumed. The whole city a panorama of beauty. My throat is sore.
My voice chokes when I speak. My heart is being squeezed dry as tears