Shrinks said, Inferiority complex. Yes, dilettantes can be a pain in the ass.
Still, Zelda, Scott’s cyclone, his only god, there’s something to be said for being
a personality, your greatest creation the girl who didn’t give a fig for respectability
and caused scenes, stewed at parties, before you got off the sauce for good,
nothing but whole milk and sanitariums after you cracked up too badly to mend,
then turned into the cuckoo, the mad widow, in the end identified by a charred slipper.
Listen, ripping that much life out of youth is quite an accomplishment too.