Dear Diary, Am I the only one or there are more like me? When something or someone is gone from your life, do you feel the load off? Do you? Honestly? Truly? It means I am not a horrible, cold-hearted, jaded person I turned out to be (Story of Snow Queen). Please tell me there … More Short Thoughts: Volume 3 – Load Off?
Daily Prompt a while ago was My Precious. I missed out on writing a post then. I saw it again a few days ago. However, it did not hit my until today, walking to the office ‘yeah, right, I know what to write on that’. My precious could be anything or anyone. If we take the high … More The little things in life
There is such a thing as Reader’s Block. Yeah, right. Everyone knows about writer’s block. But not many people know of readers’ problem and even less people care about it. However, being a very polygamous reader myself I suffer from this infliction very often. Thinking about it, working though this damned block at every stumble, I … More The best and the worst of readers’ blocks
Masha i Medved Once upon a time, when my daughter was still little somebody suggested we watch this Russian cartoon.. We did. We all did. Like the whole extended family. We liked it so much and nicknames for my daughter and my uncle became just that Masha and Bear (Masha i Medved). Victoria, my daughter, is … More When all else fails… watching Masha and Bear/Маша и Медведь
How do you start being offline? Are there any rules? Is there any protocol or etiquette to adhere to? I don’t know. Thus, I am making it all up as I go. This Saturday morning I turned off Wi-Fi and Mobile Data on my phone. I logged out of all the online accounts. I did … More My Digital Sabbatical. Day 1.
There are many places and auspicious times to make a wish. How about every minute of every day? Yeah, right. I wish, I wish, I wish… Anyhow, I’ve read somewhere quite recently that it’s a good thing to write your wish list every New Moon (every month). You need to write them in a beautiful … More Wishing upon a Moon
Dear Svetlana, I bring you Good Tidings to your 2006… Please don’t rush. Please do not go into hospital for this dreaded operation. “C” monster is not the end of the world or road. Wait. Listen. Seek. There is a way for you to be healthy, strong, energetic and happy woman and mother without cutting out a … More If only I knew…
Learning There is a saying in Russian that translates into something like ‘live a century, learn a century’. I think there is a similar saying in every possible language on Earth. The one in English is ‘live and learn’. It basically means, we never stop learning. As long as we live, breathe, think, feel or … More Live and learn
Dream I saw this post of Facebook yesterday: a set of Paris images (always nice and dreamy) and a comment ‘a woman should always have time for a cup of dream’… It rings true, doesn’t it. It sounds right even in our rational, cold, impulsive, 25-images-per-second world. We get bored easily. We get tired easily. … More Time for a cup of dream