I was definitely looking for that same trip from the week before, when the collages started growing off the page. It's funny how this project works. Sometimes you're on fire, and other times you find yourself merely punching the clock, hoping for that certain something that pulls you forward so you can create. Ultimately, it is the camaraderie that makes me return to try again. For me, that is the genius of the project.
from page 143-144, Volume 2 of original text
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 715-716