I know you do not approve of my chosen career but I am writing you to tell you that I have finally been given a break in my career as a painter. I have been chosen as one of the promising young painters of the country and I will be leaving town soon for my one-man exhibit in California. I wrote to bid you farewell since I will be out of town for a year or more as I pursue my career.
I am optimistic that this will be the start of a fruitful career for me and I hope that you can now be proud of your son. I pray that you and Mom will always be in good health. I may not be able to visit you as often as before but I will make it a point to see you all as soon as I can.