48% done with War and Peace


To take the opposite view as Tolstoy: if we were all to live as Christ did, to wander as beggars from place to place in hopes of pulling a potato from the ground to eat, we’d all be miserable, dirty, uneducated, corpses (because we’d all be dead by the time we were 30).

Balance is the key, and I think Maria exemplifies this the best, but so does Naatasha because she’s been more tempted by the world.