The suffering of genius and its value. the artistic genius desires to give pleasure, but if his mind is on a very high plane he does not easily find anyone to share his pleasure; he offers entertainment but nobody accepts it. that gives him, in certain circumstances, a comically touching pathos; for he has no right to force pleasure on men. he pipes, but none will dance: can that be tragic?
Edward and i had not had a last grand scene of farewell, nor did i plan one. to speak the word was to make it final. it would be the same as typing the words the end on the last page of a manuscript. so we did not say our goodbyes, and we stayed very close to each other, always touching. whatever end found us, it would not find us separated.