37% done with War and Peace


This chapter is the soul of Russia, the soul of all people, of being alive, and of all that is good in life. It’s not religious, in fact it’s very secular with its music and food and dancing, but it’s still the essence of what is good.

“I know that I shall never again be as happy and tranquil as I am now”, and she’s almost right, but she does come full circle at the very end.