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.

  1. I am so happy, my dear friend,
  2. so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence,
  3. that I neglect my talents
  4. I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.