Call me crazy but I write

Mum and I are watching Russian mini-series Таинственная страсть (Hidden Passion – my translation) based on the novel by Vasily Aksyonov with the same name. It’s a semi-fictitious story about a group of shestidesyatniki (60s youth) – super-talented, popular, extra-sensitive, sharp-tongued but naive and free young men and women who were to become names in the Soviet and Russian and world…

Christmas 2016: Крылышки Рождественского Ангелочка

Дело не в размере крыльев, а в их хозяевах» Высказывание. Мое. В королевстве рыжых девочек, которым руководит если не правит Инфантик Ириска, прибавление. К ним вчера залетел совершенно неожиданно, то есть почти случайно, рождественский Ангелочек. Девочка. Конечно же девочка. Девочка с рыжими мечтательными косами, со вздернутым носиком и с глазами, которые смотрят только в небо….

Ирискина правда в рассказах. Для чего пьют чай с вареньем

  «Чем сложнее слова, тем проще мысли, кто ж не знает». Рыжая Тошка из Имбирвилля Если под вечер засесть с чашкой ароматного чая и с розеточкой малинового варенья. Засесть  прямо с ногами в кресле. Укутаться пледом, выключить верхний свет и включить уютную теплую лампу под абажуром. Выключить все транслирующие устройства. И просто замолчать. Замолчать. Зажевать….

Song of my life/ с песней по жизни

Song that follows me everywhere. Song that I sing when I clean my house, when I pack my suitcase. Song that comes to my mind when I am extremely sad, frustrated or angry or happy and excited. The melody that haunts me since the movie (soundtrack) came out in 1979 is the song of Aramis (Three…

Story, story for the boots

‘One does not need a topic in order to write a good feuilleton,’ the Frenchman declared. ‘One simply needs to know how to write well.’ ‘Now that’s going a bit too far,’ McLaughlin objected. ‘Without a topic even a verbal acrobat such as yourself cannot produce anything worthwhile.’ ‘Name any object you like, even the…

Quotes to follow you

Have you ever? Have you ever heard/read a quote that you’d follow like a mantra, like a guiding light? Have you ever seen a quote that resonated with you on all or some levels? Or have you ever heard a quote that would follow you? Around. For a day. For a week. A quote that…

Ask Snow Queen if Witch is Wicked…

Wicked Witch is my friend, didn’t you know… Have you read my back story? Read it. Like so many of my friends and sisters, we have not become evil or wicked overnight. We were definitely not born evil. Moreover, who says we are evil? Storytellers, kings of neighborhood kingdoms, men who cheated us or on us,…