Wednesday, 18 February 2009

My Inspiration

Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) – it’s a fairytale about a beautiful girl of snow, who came to life, as a last hope of the desolate people. It’s a symbol of soul purity, it’s a dream come true, it’s a priceless gift of life, which can melt like snow, if you don’t know how to keep it... White snow is like a clean sheet of paper, on which somebody will write their own new fairytale... 

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Shadow Songs of Forgotten Ancestors (next month)

Early in the spring, when ice was cracking and breaking on the rivers, my ancestors used to offer a sacrifice to the spirit of the river – Vodyanoy. In frosty midnights of February, they were bringing him a black horse, decorated with colored ribbons; people coated its head with honey and then drowned the horse in the depths of the river… Another legend recounts that on the New Year’s Eve, Fate turns into a White Horse and wanders from place to place, looking through people’s windows and hearts.