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I wonder

May 5, 2010

I wonder where my strength and inspiration went. Sure, I can blame it on so many changes, travel etc., but I am past the square one. I am back beyond the game. And as I write this I still love writing and I feel like words forming inside of me and bubble up to the top of my thoughts. I am alive but I need me to do it.
A thought from some Renaissance philosopher:” A man can do anything if he will.”


Letters to God

April 10, 2010

I usually do not write reviews about movies. Today’s post is exception. And may be it wouldn’t be a review but rather a short opinion.
So here is what I think about “Letters to God”.
Was it good? It all depends on the expectations which brought you to this movie. Does it deserve Oscar for the best female, male, etc role? No. Play sometimes was amateur but not worse than in Star Wars III (Revenge of the Sith) . It took a long time to get into the movie and stop observing mistakes and making judgments. But was it worth it? All hundred percent. Movie that started with low expectations took my heart and by the end it brought the sense of awe that I experienced only in the times of intimate worship to my God. It seems like everybody in the theater felt it. We all were just sitting there looking at the credits with no desire to leave. Just sitting in the presence of God.

Father of Western Medicine

April 7, 2010

I finally had some time to check my rss feeds and found an article about short but precise writings. One of the writings was the Hippocratic Oath.
Hippocrates is widely considered  to be the Father of Western Medicine. I remember growing up and hearing that medical students had to take this oath (or some part of it ) before becoming practicing doctors.
Two things that struck me are written in the following sentences:
“I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.”
What is so amazing that in the society like Rome someone would consider abortion and euthanasia (or assisted suicide) unholy and unethical. I wonder if Hippocrates in his thinking came to a point where he start considering human life sacred and valuable. If he did, he went in the right direction. Direction many of today’s doctors fall short to follow.

Happy Easter

April 4, 2010

In Ukraine people greet each other this way:

– Khristos Voskres!

– Voistynu Voskres!

– Christ is Risen!

– He is risen indeed!

Happy Easter.


April 2, 2010

I have so much to read. Wow. How will I ever find time. There should be better ways to reading. I never tried speed reading but I am considering it. At least to some degree. Or may be my interests are so wide that I run into this problem again and again. If it would be just writing that would be great, but I like philosophy, technology, business, politics, religion, photography, art, languages, and many more things. How do I cope with all of this? I want to keep up with all of it at once. IMPOSSIBLE. And so I end up in a corner against a giant of my interests and I lose. Then I have no interest for anything at all. But only for a short time. By the time the sun goes down I am again full of desire to learn something new.


April 1, 2010

Though it seems like my routine broke down and I am back to my old self I still see positive change in my life. I have an idea and I am off to write a book. Well at least I will try. May be it’s another adventure to take that may lead away from success but isn’t it what I am good for :).
I will keep on writing since it was my desire for a long time and now I need to hang on there and see where this road will lead me.
On the other hand I feel like my desire to apply to college grew and so I am checking that out. Hopefully I will apply for Summer Quarter.

I wonder

March 30, 2010

I wonder why pain is so painful and there is no way around it?


March 29, 2010

It’s raining and seems like a lazy day. Church time, family time, rest time.Tea and some chocolate seems to be the best remedy for a melancholic.

What was it like a millennia ago? What it will be like millennia after? And so here I am captured between the past and the future having no knowledge of either passing time in a leisure of peace, comfort and love. Distant from the trouble caused by the outside rain.

Tomorrow will change all of that…


March 26, 2010

People. So precious. So amazing. So unique.

Among other things that I do, I work as an interpreter. I go to medical institutions, to social appointments, to people’s houses and schools. I meet people. I am an introvert  and making long-standing friends from those meetings would be frightening but short acquaintance brings security knowing that we may not see each other after this short meeting.

In times of waiting for a doctor, a teacher, a social worker my clients share the most amazing stories of life. And as I listen I realized that everyone’s life is a story to be heard. They have to be heard or else the collection of great art worth of “Musée du Louvre” would be lost forever.

Time to write

March 24, 2010
I had so many thought and now they are gone. There is only one truth, if you are not pushing forward you are going back. It’s not a plateau, friend. It’s not a plateau. That’s why I think Christianity is so amazing. We all did not push forward, but rather went down. So deep. There was no way and no redemption for us. Until Christ. I somehow managed to be on a top for a while. Somehow I kept my routine and developed a habit and one day it was gone like I didn’t have any strength left. “Push forward, just do it.” Yeah, right. There was no way in me.