I feel bad for well educated people from English speaking countries, who read Anna Karenina
I applaud you for your determination
because reading "as he came away from the Schtscherbazkijs" must be something like hell to you :)
In the 29 books, that I am currently reading, you can find Tolstoy and his "Anna Karenina"
and today I reached the part, where Levin and Kitty are sending encrypted messages to each other (part 4, chapter 13)
not on the phone, obviously, not on the paper as well
on the table
well, I guess, they had their fun ways of ruining furniture too back then :)
on the table Levin wrote: W y a m t c b d i m n o t?"
and of course Kitty understood
like who would not?
for all of the mortal people who we are, I am decrypting : When you answered me: "that cannot be," did it mean never or then?"
after a short, yet very meaningful speechless encrypted conversation Levin wrote (SPOILER ALERT!!): I h n t f a f, I h n s l y
and of course she understood
I am pretty sure she can work in the army, decrypting messages :)
I have nothing to forgive and forget, I have never stopped loving you
and yeah, I understand, that Tolstoy wanted to show how people who don't love each other would not understand even a written letter (Karenin's family) and how people in love can understand each other without words
but it is still weird to me
now if you are reading this and you are in love with somebody (who loves you back) try this at home
write the first letter of each word you want to say and see if your significant other understands you
something like: D, w y b n a b s m o t w b h?
see, reading classical literature can be fun too