212. I thought at first that she was very pleased with her work for her husband, but gradually it became apparent that he felt everything she was doing was a failure in one way or another.
213. “How can the drawings not be failures,” she asked me in an exasperated tone. “Shadows have a purpose, the blackness of shadows, destroying the edges of things, tells us exactly what we do not know.”
214. To draw exactly things obscured by shadow is simple to lie to yourself and others. You are going to see what you want to see there, or what it is you hope to see.
215. He is asking me to create from my imagination, what does not even exist.