The Rostov family is camped a few miles from Moscow. They have just noticed a glow from the city. Here I wanted to evoke the chaos of Moscow in flames. "Lord have mercy!... it's windy and dry! Oh, Lord! you can even see the sparks flying!
Lucy Arrington from page 385-386, volume 2 of original text collage, ink, dried flower petal from geranium in our studio made 6/17/11 Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 913-915