Saturday, November 19, 2011

Collage 592

Trish Crapo
from page 439-440, volume 2 of original text
collage, graphite, watercolor
made 6/28/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 958-960

In a monastery hostel, the Rostovs encounter Prince Andrei, lying in bed, wounded. With a start, Sonya remembers that at Christmas, she had had a vision of Prince Andrei lying on a bed, covered with a pink quilt, his eyes closed. Though, at that time, she had told everyone that he was covered with something red, both she and Natasha now remember the vision to fit what they are currently seeing, a bit of déja vu created by their shifting memories.

"'Da, da, precisely pink,' said Natasha, who also now seemed to remember the mention of 'pink,' and in this she saw the chief extraordinariness and mysteriousness of the prediction."

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