21 May 1921

21 May 1921

Hotel Beau Site, Clarens-Montreux, Switzerland

Anne will you greet Wyndham Lewis for me and say how I regret not knowing him. Hes one of the few people Id very much like to have had for a friend.
You gave the Joyce ménage perfectly. I see them. I suppose he is a very great man. I confess there is a quelque chose in his writing which I can’t get on with - it to speak frankly — disgusts me. It strikes me as unhealthy in a peculiar way. But I believe that lm not as modern as I ought to be. Jack Murry says Im a fearful moralist!!!
Its evening now. I expect the lights are just on in the streets. I see the round shadows of the trees, the warm white of the pavé. I see the people - flitting by. And here in the lake the mountains are bluish — cold.  Only on the high tops the snow is a faint apricot colour. Beautiful Life! “To be alive and that is enough”. I could almost say that - but not quite.
Farewell for now dear precious woman.
Toujours at toi
Katherine

[To Anne Drey in Collected Letters, 19 May.]