Somehow I can’t stop writing today. Reading as well. Did I mentioned earlier what book I am reading these days? I didn’t, did I? It is book written by Russian writer Людмила Евгеньевна Улицкая (Lyudmila Ulitskaya) under the title Зеленый шатер (Green Tent). This time it is not e-book, but paper version, as I was not able to find it in electronic forms. I couldn’t find her books at all, at first. Then I went to book stores in Slovakia and nothing again. Only on our trip back from Slovakia, when we made stop, I found it. Big, rather expensive, so I was not sure, should I or shouldn’t I.
I did, and men, how happy I am now I did. This is great book. I guess not for everybody, but for me it is great as it reminds me a lot from my childhood. It is also that kind of book where you need to stop once a while and think.
One such a place I encounter only few minutes ago, while reading following passage. I hope author doesn’t mind and I hope you can survive my English translation of Slovak text originally from Russian written book.
“Friendship, is not based on nature, doesn’t have any goal and completely lies in search for soulmate, because we like to share our experiences, thoughts, feelings to sacrifice oneself for the friend. For this happiness, friendship needs to be fed by time of your unique life. For example by going for walk to Rozdestvenskij boulevard, going for a beer, even you like to drink something else. Go to birthday party of friend’s grandmother, read the same books, listen to the same music. That all, for creating of a small, closed and kind space, where jokes are understood from hints, exchange of views is done by looks and interaction between friends is so intimate that you can’t have it with person of opposite sex. With exception of some rare cases.”