"Insane"

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” 

Friedrich Nietzsche

Well well well. Here’s my piece for the Letsdrawsherlock challenge of this month, focused on the missing scenes. 

My choice is not original, but since the first time I watched The Sign of Three I wanted to draw something about the waltz lesson given by Sherlock to John. We have already seen Sherlock and John dancing, for instance in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, in which Holmes asks Watson to dance with him during a peace summit, regardless of any possible comment by the onlookers.

Getting back to The Sign of Three, here’s the final dialogue between John, Mary and Sherlock about this dance lesson.

John: “This isn’t a waltz, is it?”

Mary: “No.”

Sherlock: “Don’t worry, Mary… I have been tutoring him.”

John: “He did, you know. Baker Street, behind closed curtains. Mrs Hudson came in one time. I don’t know how those rumours started!”

I think that these lines highlight once again the gap that divides Sherlock and John from the world who observes them without understanding them. Mrs. Hudson sees them dance, and deduces that they have a love story. She doesn’t understand, or at least she doesn’t understand the whole complexity of their relationship.

This made ​​me think of a wonderful quote by Nietzsche (you can find it above, just after the title). Sherlock and John will always look insane in the eyes of those who can’t understand them, and in the ears of those who can’t hear their music. 

Sorry for the long and boring explanation!

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