Ivan Turgenev – Still waters

Versailles, France

It’s the story of a positive pratical men who tried two or three different pathes before picking the most practical one. Like most men, he has a hard time harnessing unordinary thoughts or assumptions two days in a row.

But as is the case withe very men, even the most positive and practical men like Vladimir Sergueitch, are no immune to romantism, to the beauty from the steppe, to the beautiful melancholy of the ukrainian steppe.

Even the most rational man can end up in a duel for a woman. At the end, everyone falls at the sovereign’s feet :

And the poor slave died

At the unbeaten sovereign’s feet

Antchar, Pushkin