A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.
- I am so happy, my dear friend,
- so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence,
- that I neglect my talents
- I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.