Thursday, January 14, 2010

"He knew she was there by the joy and fear that overwhelmed his heart. She stood at the other end, talking to a lady. There seemed to be nothing special in her dress, nor in her pose; but for Levin she was as easy to recognize in that crowd as a rose among nettles. Everything was lit up by her. She was the smile that brightened everything around... The place where she stood seemed to him unapproachably holy, and there was a moment when he almost went away- he was so filled with awe... He stepped down, trying not to look at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking."
~Levin (Anna Karenina)

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