From letters to Anna Vyrubova
15/12/1917 All things for us are in the past, and what the future holds I cannot guess, but God knows, and I have given everything into His keeping.
02/03/1918 Soon spring is coming to rejoice our hearts. The way of the cross first then joy and gladness. It will soon be a year since we parted, but what is time? Life here is nothing - eternity is everything, and what we are doing is preparing our souls for the Kingdom of Heaven. Thus nothing, after all, is terrible, and if they do take everything from us they cannot take our souls … We live here on earth but we are already half gone to the next world. We see with different eyes.