The winter that lies behind us
by Marie of Romania
The winter that lies behind us is as one of the most fearful nightmares man ever dreamed.
There is no suffering that my people have not been called upon to endure, no fear, no sorrow,
no pain – every misery, both moral and physical, had to be borne at once.
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This fragment from the memoirs of Queen Marie of Romania is used by Sebastian Androne in his piece Crimson bloom.