3824. I can offer an explanation of this however; or rather two possible explanations and you can take your pick. Either Clara felt that Frida’s ideas were so sorry and pathetic that she was genuinely sorry for her as one is sorry for a young child, when one knows that the child must at some point come to realize the foolishness of some of their childish ideas.
3825. Most probably she quoted to herself some Bible verse such as 1 Corinthians 13: 11, which talks of giving up childish things when one is an adult, I am sure you know the passage but if not I will quote it for you.
3826. “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”