It's lovely. Yes, I'm sure they stayed in a kind of love all their lives. Certainly an intellectual one, and my father often told the story of how Barbara was "more beautiful than any motion-picture actress in Hollywood," and they "saw the light of pure intelligence in one another's eyes... and they fell in love." I am so glad you see it!
They did, in a sense, become the mother and father of a new race. There were many young artists and others who came to Quarry Hill in the 1960s-1980s, and they built houses and had children. We had our own school which has been lauded in a Vermont history book as having been the model for other independent schools in Vermont. Now these children are married and having children-- around 10 in the last 21/2 years... and they are all so beautiful and happy! To my great joy, my son, Andrew, and his wife, Alice, are having a baby girl in June. I can't wait!