“The most famous drawing in the world belongs to Alexander Calder, his works in the Library of Congress are in great demand. He has an absolutely amazing drawing of a man hanging from a chimney on his painting “Argentinian Prisoner”. This painting is not a picture of a prisoner. It is a portrait of Calder himself. He has been executed for his art. If I can learn to draw, I will have got an excellent place in the world.
“What would you do if you could travel the world?
“I am not so old yet that I could travel at will. I have a great deal to learn at once but not so much as I should like. But there is a chance that you will go to the United States for a year or two or three and I could take you round the United States.
I love to hear about our children.
“Well, I am quite young, a few years old and my wife is almost at the end.
“Do you think you can play chess?
“I don’t go out every morning, but I am sure I could win.
“What about drawing? Can you draw more than one picture? You seem very good, aren’t you? I thought you were quite good.
“So I believe it is the case. You have got to learn to draw by heart.
“Can you stand the pressure or can’t you stand it?
“I don’t know, I have been told by my doctor to keep off the painkillers that would lessen it, but I suppose I wouldn’t mind.
“I have had a very long, pleasant visit from Mr. Brown recently. Mr. Brown had asked me about my health and whether I was as lively as I used to be.
“I can assure you that I am very lively now. I feel like a little boy again. I suppose it was all a dream from the beginning of the world. But now I do feel as if I had really lived in a different place. I am really glad of it.
“Would that you could see us so often!
“Well, if Mr. Brown came every day I would get used to him and not mind him so much in the morning as I do now.
“Can you understand anything in the world?
“I can understand simple things and many more complex things. I am very good at knowing which pictures