September 7, 2021:

She was unfailingly convinced of her own genius. I know because she repeatedly told me so.

Simple ambitions. Produce the unified field theory which had escaped Einstein. Invent and productize at least one unlimited source of clean energy. Cure cancer, write great novels. The usual, more or less.

She was charming, narcissistic, manipulative, self-absorbed. In hindsight, I realize, just another in the long chain of charming narcissists I fell for and failed to understand.