Sunday, January 25, 2009
Touched by her Magic Wand
What you don't realize Nadia, while writing and illustrating these beautiful fairy tales for us, is that you are the main character. We have fallen in love with the person crouching behind the camera, the one whose fingers get in the way when she impatiently translates the themes of her mind into words.
Most of us have never heard your speaking voice but can imagine the way you exclaim when you stumble upon a perfect leaf in the snow. We can imagine what it's like to sit at your table just in time to see dusk settle in and bathe that absolutely perfect teapot in a sacred light. We understand that the gift of seeing overwhelming beauty in everyday life is coupled with the ability to see sadness and pain, and that this is why you understand us so very well.
You may spin stories and dreams with great ease, but you are simultaneously the beautiful hero of that great Russian novel, one you have read a million times and still don't know how it ends. We love you because you are both artist and muse, and we draw endless inspiration. It is for that reason that even though I am the ecstatic winner of the spoon bracelet contest (!!!), and could write paragraphs about the beauty of the item itself, I have decided to dedicate this posting to you.
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