Friday, January 6, 2012

Collage 640

Certain things I remember exactly as they were. They are merely discolored a bit by time, like coins in the pocket of a forgotten suit...The myriad past, it enters us and disappears. Except that within it, somewhere, like diamonds, exist the fragments that refuse to be consumed. Sifting through, if one dares, and collecting them, one discovers the true design.
(re)quoted from James Salter's "A Sport and a Pastime"

I wonder about the possibility of discovering a "true design." But yes to the diamond fragments that refuse to be consumed! What would those be for Natasha? For Princess Marya?

Lynn Waskelis
from page 535-536, volume 2 of original text
collage, flora from Yasnaya Polyana
made 9/30/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 1037-1038

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