24% done with War and Peace

Nothing is ever what it seems or is ever what we imagine it to be. All our plans, best laid as they are, can never be totally counted on – the random, or the more powerful can sweep the best laid plans aside. That’s what the whole point of the battle of Austerlitz – plans that go awry due, in the case, to ego, bravado, and foolishness. Rostov failed to help the Tzar unlike his fantasies, and Napoleon was just cold.