Utterly, irrevocably, lost.
Better to take pleasure in a rose than to put its root under a microscope.
Have nothing in your house that is not useful or beautiful; if such a rule were followed out, you would be astonished at the amount of rubbish you would get rid of.
What you have told me is quite a romance, a romance of art one might call it, and the worst of having a romance of any kind is that it leaves one so unromantic.
The truth is rarely pure.
Then I am sorry I did not stay away longer I like being missed.