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23 October 2008 @ 09:31 pm
Literary parallels  

I'm reading Anna Karenina right now, and I just came to this passage, in which Anna is considering what do do next, having told her husband of her secret love:

"'I must get ready. To go where? When? Whom to take with me? Yes, to Moscow by the evening train. Annushka and Seryozha, and only the most necessary things.'"

And then, a few pages later, a description of her preparations:

"Two trunks, some bags and strapped-up rugs, had been carried down into the hall. The carriage and two hired cabs were waiting at the steps."

Yeah, can't leave your husband without some rugs! They really tie the room together. Anyway, the whole thing reminded me of this cartoon:

The Grapes of Wrath 2008 by Ruben Bolling

No real point to any of this, just thought I'd point it out.