Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Collage 602

Oh, how I love Princess Marya. She really shines in this passage. She is undertaking a dangerous journey from her country estate to Moscow where her brother Prince Andrei lies dying.  She is so brave, and she is in love!

"Princess Marya had experienced the best happiness of her life. Her love for Rostov no longer worried or upset her. That love filled her soul, became an inalienable part of her, and she no longer fought against it. Most recently, Princess Marya had become convinced -- though she never said it definitely to herself in clear terms -- that she loved and was loved."

Finally! After all the emotional abuse doled out by her cranky father.

And another bit I like:

"As always happens during a journey, Princess Marya thought only about the journey itself, forgetting its goal." 

That's kind of like this whole project -- enjoying the journey. Which we've been on for 2 years now! -- Lola

Lola Baltzell
from page 459-460, volume 2 of original text
collage, ink
made 7/29/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 974-975

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