…Next Tuesday our new philosopher is giving his inaugural lecture, on the “obvious” subject: “Aristotle’s Meaning for the Present.”
You are kindly remembered here. I celebrated the daimon rites with Jakob Burckhardt in his room; he joined my ritual act and we poured a good two beer glasses of Rhone down on the street below. In earlier centuries we would have been suspected of witchcraft. When I got home at eleven-thirty that night, feeling rather demonic, I found to my surprise friend Deussen there, and walked the streets with him until about two in the morning. He left by the first train in the early morning. I have an almost ghostly memory of him, as I saw him only in the pale lamplight and moonlight.
Write again soon, my brave and valued friend! You now know that the vignette is needed in a hurry. Cordial greeting from your