17244

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
69
Document no. 
.000164
Box no. 
2.55
Source if not BR 

Texas, U. of, HRC

Recipient(s) 
Morrell, Ottoline
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1911/08/04*
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS(M)
Pieces 
1E
BR's address code (if sender) 
IPO
Notes, topics or text 

"Friday 5 p.m." "It was dreadful leaving you, although it is such a short time till Tuesday. I am utterly filled with love—every thought I have is for you darling. I long to do better things for you than I have ever done yet. My whole energy is bent to making our love great and fruitful. I live in you, and through you in a world where everything is great and solemn and beautiful—like the evening light in our wood. My soul is filled with things for which I cannot yet find utterance, but it will come. I do feel now that we are really united, and it is a union which nothing can shake because it is independent of physical love and of everything accidental—it is our inmost being where we meet most fully. You mustn't think you do very little to help me as you said today. That is utterly untrue. You free my spirit from all inward trammels, you give me the good that I respond to, all my best leaps to meet your thoughts, and you make me live. Before, I had great difficulty in making myself think about philosophy, but now I think about it easily and well—something in our crisis made love become a stimulus to abstract thought instead of a distraction—partly, too, it comes simply of seeing you. Between lunch and tea today I wrote a whole chapter (11 pages) on the limits of philosophical knowledge, [ch. XIV, the penultimate chapter of Problems of Philosophy] as I decided while we were together in the wood this morning."

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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Record no. 
17244
Record created 1990/11/26
Record last modified 2020/04/08
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