“Prince Andrei was one of the best dancers of his day. Natasha danced exquisitely. Her little feet in their satin dancing shoes performed their role swiftly, lightly, as if they had wings, while her face was radiant and ecstatic with happiness.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Dear Natasha, I am in deep despair at the misunderstanding there is between us. Whatever my father’s feelings might be, I beg you to believe that I cannot help loving you, he’s a tired old man and must be forgiven. Please, come see us again.