Reading for Sunday 31 May
And now we switch over to Natasha, who is also feeling the same thing. I found this chapter like a delicate piece of music, where two melodies are combining at once (that’s called counterpoint if you want a new word to show off at parties).
There’s a happy melody that is Natasha’s joy at falling in love with Pierre, but there is also a slightly melancholy one with Marya being a bit sad that Andrei is so soon forgotten. But both strands are part of the same music, so by the end of the chapter it all feels right.
Well, that was my impression of the chapter anyway. You may have felt something different entirely.
Also, that brings us to the end of Book 15! From here on in, we have the two parts of the Epilogues to go . . . it’ll soon all be over.