Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Meanwhile spring arrived––

... a beautiful, kind-hearted spring, without spring’s usual promises and deceptions, and one of those rare springs which plants, animals, and people rejoice in together. This beautiful spring energized Levin even more, and hardened his resolve to make a complete break with the past... In spite of his solitude, or because of it, his life was extremely full, and it was only occasionally that he experienced an unsatisfied desire to communicate the ideas wandering round his head to someone other than Agafya Mikhailovna, although he often ended up discussing physics, agricultural theory, and especially philosophy with her...
// from Rosamund Bartlett's translation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

(Sakai's Velveteen Rabbit)

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