49% done with War and Peace

This part of the book is always so hard for me because of how badly Natasha acts. But can we blame her? Circumstances have kept her loving nature in check for so long that it’s no wonder that they burst like a damn out of her with this foolish affair. She wanted to love. I never noticed before how Pierre orbits closer and closer to Natasha through the book – very deliberate by Tolstoy. We see the pieces moving.