It is perhaps worth while trying to analyse these moments of supreme value. Therefore I will first list a number as they come into my mind and then analyse what they have in common. Together with noting what does not come in this list
1 Sculling in the sun at Eton. (note not at Oxford)
2 Winning the Ladies Plate at Eton.
3 Shooting in the early morning at Folly Mill.
4 Autumn mornings particularly the ones in which ones breath can be seen.
Winter fires and the list tails off: I leave out childhood ones, they are too bound up with sentiment; and no recent ones have yet gathered real force. But the start of the recent list seems to be something like
5 High Mass, always especially the Credo.
6 Driving back to Oxford at 6.A.M.
7 Certain mornings in G- St. but again I am not sure of that
The Chartreusian monastery & certain things of beauty in the sun, but always the detail never the whole.