“They sang the praises of nature, of the sea, of the woods. They liked making songs about one another, and praised each other like children; they were the simplest songs, but they sprang from their hearts and went to one’s heart. And not only in their songs but in all their lives they seemed to do nothing but admire one another. It was like being in love with each other, but an all-embracing, universal feeling.
“Fyodor Dostoevsky quote” sources:
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1877) / Wikiquote / Portrait of Fyodor taken in 1861 by Mikhail Borisovich Tulinov / Wikimedia Commons