Here is Leonard Bernstein exhorting a friend to take care, stay alive and write back. This was even before the war, when the ‘stay alive’ element became more urgent.
Again, be careful, stay alive, write.
Source: Leonard Bernstein, letter to Kenneth Ehrman, April 1939, in Nigel Simeone ed., The Leonard Bernstein Letters (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013), p. 30
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