20 April 1921

20 April 1921

Villa Isola Bella, Menton, France

Thank you for Mrs H[ardy]’s nice letter. I long to hear of your time there. I was not surprised at Sullivan. Hes so uncertain at present I mean in his own being that it will come natural to him to pose. I don’t know how far you realise you make him what he is with you — or how different he is with others. Also at present S. has no real self respect and that makes him boast. Like all of us he wants to feel important & thats a right feeling — we ought to feel important — but while he remains undisciplined & dans le vague he can’t be important. So he has to boast. I mustn’t go on. You are calling me a school mistress . . .
Please give Mother & Richard my love.

[To J. M. Murry in Collected Letters, 15 May.]