Then a decade after
their first meeting, in the shadow of her illness, Katherine
wrote to him: "Dear Orage ... I want to tell you how sensible
I am of your wonderful, unfailing kindness to me in the 'old
days'. And to thank you for all you let me learn from you...".
Subsequent conversations with Orage in the garden at
Hampstead in 1922 were no longer just about literary matters.
Poignantly, at the same time as her physical body was failing,
she felt an urgent call to life in her inner, spiritual world.
It was again Orage who acted as initiator: as the link to Piotr
Ouspensky, a leading exponent of the Gurdjieff teaching, and
directly to Gurdjieff himself.
Thou grievest for those that should not be grieved
The wise grieve neither for the living nor for the
Never at any time was I not nor thou nor these
princes of men
Nor shall we ever cease to be hereafter
The unreal has no being
The real never ceases to be
Inscribed on Orage's gravestone at Hampstead Churchyard