Fashionable Friday : War and Peace and a Literary Paws

Fashion and fluffballs illustration :  Literary Paws © Shell-Sherree
{Fashion and fluffballs illustration :  Literary Paws © Shell-Sherree}

When reading War and Peace, today's illustration suggests it's important to paws regularly and take naps often in order to pace oneself and be fully present for the journey.  {Vodka and chocolate make none too shabby travelling companions, either.} 

Within its widely spaced covers, Tolstoy wrote, "Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women."  Our young pup has heeded his sage advice and is waiting for them to awaken.  He might also be heeding further admonishments like, "The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience."  Nice move, Tolstoy.  I think we're all going to need them.

The samovar is brewing and our troikas are at the ready.  As I've barely reached Chapter 8, I have no idea if they will come in handy ~ but while Time and Patience might make great warriors, blessed are the tea makers.  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Friday to you !

12 comments

  1. That is exactly, exactly! how I dress when I read my Russians. How ever did you know?

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    1. Let's call it an uncanny gift, dear Hiker ... and I'll bet you look very fetching, too.

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  2. "War and Peace" waits on my nightstand until I find the right dress to wear while reading it.

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    1. That's as fine a reason to wait as any I can think of, Petrea.

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  3. I tried reading it in French decades ago—and I'm still trying to recuperate!

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    1. Now you're really upping the ante, Alexa ... !

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  4. I think I'd be in a "reclining position" soon if I tried reading War & Peace right now ;)

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    1. Hmmm, I'm not yet getting the sense that I should be trying too hard to make my way past Chapter 8, Mary. ;)

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  5. I read the greatly reduced Reader's Digest version of War and Peace - guess you'll find me on the couch in a t-shirtt and flip flops, making my way through a bag of Cheet-os

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    1. A Reader's Digest version is looking very appealing, PA ...

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  6. I think Tolstoy’s words and yours are very wise. I’ll go now and recline and meditate on these words – War and Peace will wait.

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