Creeping senility

Robert Redford’s introduction to the latest Sundance catalog:

I love the mountains. They sit in a huge silence, interrupted by the occasional echoing crash of Spring avalanches, But their silence is divine. A powerful quiet that brings in autumn and grows in winter as snow falls, broken only by the “tintinnabulation… from the bells.” The holiday bells. Then silence again. As the mountains again claim their poise. Ahh…….

It’s the weird semi-quote from Poe that convinces me he’s losing it (not to mention that “Ahh……”). Or has he always been this much of a nut?