70% done with War and Peace


The fire in Moscow is a complicated backdrop to Natasha and Andrei. To say the fire means their love for each other or her body full of life and his body losing its life or the anger he felt towards her or the confusion they both feel would be to over simplify the image: it means all of those things, and more. But it’s not melodramatic like Gone With The Wind’s burning of Atlanta, it’s far deeper.