14 October 1922

Select Hotel, Place de la Sorbonne, Paris

My darling Bogey
Your sweet telegram and letter are here. Thank you my angel. I do think Selsfield sounds perfect but its no good my coming there while I am a creeping worm. When I can fly I will come if you will have me. So very deeply gladly. I am more than happy to know you are there. Most blessed house! How it lives in my memory. Fancy the blackberries ripe. There are some, aren't there? Along the fence on the way to the Hen Houses, I seem to remember. Michaelmas daisies remind me of a solitary bush in Acacia Road. Do you remember? I like them. They have such very delicate arrowy petals.
I send back Elizabeths letter. lf that is grist you have a very superior mill indeed. Why do you mind punching holes in me? If you punch holes in her? I do think she writes the most ‘fascinating' letters. If I were a man I should fall in love every time I had one. What qualities she has - and tenderness, real tenderness, hasn't she? I feel it, or perhaps I want to feel it. [To J. M. Murry, 14 October 1922.]