February 18, 2013

The Spirit of Anna Karenina in the Air

We might ask ourselves, whether Anna Karenina was a concrete person or whether Leo Tolstoi recollected her from several women he knew... We could also suppose that she is a female archetype, inhabiting our psyche. 
There is much more truth on a personal level than on a social one. 
Was there any way for a woman to reconcile these two realities - personal and social? Could Anna give up her real love-life for the sake of social "well-being"? What she did instead was try to make her dream come true, and die when it didn't work...
That's the dilemma: what do you prefer? To stay true to yourself and break the limits or stay true to the limits and - constantly - break yourself. What a sacrifice to make either way...
Women like that are a real challenge for the society. What can society offer Anna Karenina to make her happy, satisfied, fulfilled, actualized? So far, only trials, and those are traumatizing.

Anna Karenina, 2012

February 10, 2013

A Dream Come True

We are occasional visitors - tourists - spending a night in a hotel. I wake up in the morning, go to the door and sneak peek in the corridor. I see you there, suddenly, you are walking so slow. You look into my eyes. I know - it's a signal. I follow you... I am in your room already... You want a kiss.. I bend over you as if to kiss you, but turn you around, and put a scarf over your eyes, kiss your beautiful neck, make you wear jewelry. You sigh, you breathe deeper - I know why...