The Tale of Ivan Tsarevich, the Firebird, and the Gray Wolf


Once upon a time in a far away land, there lived a mighty tsar. The pride of the tsar’s kingdom was a magnificent orchard, second to none. However every night a firebird, with golden feathers and eyes like crystal, would swoop down on the tsar’s favorite apple tree, and fly off with a few golden … More The Tale of Ivan Tsarevich, the Firebird, and the Gray Wolf

Zoë Standing – “How dreadful, the earth is burning! Pray!


In the city of Kuibyshev there lived a family: a pious mother and her daughter Zoë. On the evening of New Years Eve, December 31, 1956, Zoë invited seven of her girlfriends—and just as many young men—over for dinner and dancing. At that time it was the fast for Christmas* and Zoë’s mother begged her … More Zoë Standing – “How dreadful, the earth is burning! Pray!

What If?


What if you went somewhere that you were not able to communicate? What if the people you were with could not understand you, how would you feel? What would you do to show how you feel? What is one thing that is absolutely universal? It’s something that everybody understands. It’s something that everybody needs. It’s … More What If?

Жизнь коротка́, а дел мно́го. – Life is short.


Жизнь коротка́, а дел мно́го. Literal:Life is short, but there’s a lot to be done. Life is short. It’s not how you live your life But what you leave behind It’s not about the places you’ve been or the money you have earned It’s about sharing and the lessons that you have learned. Though it’s … More Жизнь коротка́, а дел мно́го. – Life is short.

The Speed of Love


When I saw this couple walking towards the beach coupled with the posted  sign  I was imagining this was posted as “The Speed of Love. What I wasn’t prepared for was the shadow effect I got with this picture. Them walking hand in hand, to what looks like the open ocean and the fog beyond … More The Speed of Love