Leisure

Speak not, lie hidden and conceal
the way you dream, the things you feel.
Deep in your spirit let them rise
akin to stars in crystal skies
that set before the night is blurred:
delight to them and speak no word.

How can a heart expression find?
How should another know your mind?
Will he discern what quickens you?
A thought, once uttered, is untrue.
Dimmed is the fountainhead when stirred:
drink at the source and speak no word.

Live in your inner self alone
within your soul a world has grown,
the magic of veiled thoughts that might
be blinded by the outer light,
drowned in the noise of day, unheard...
take in their song and speak no word.
                         Fyodor Tyutchev
A bit beyond perception's reach
I sometimes believe I see that
Life is two locked boxes, each
containing the other's key.
Original thought
is a straightforward process.
It's easy enough
when you know what to do.
You simply combine
in appropriate doses
the blatantly false
and the patently true.
When you're adding up committees
there's a useful rule of thumb:
that talents make a difference,
but follies make a sum. 

                        Grooks by Piet Hein
Favourite composers
    Johann Sebastian Bach, 
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Favourite concepts
    Buddhism, Democracy, Existentialism, Socionics

Favourite film directors
    Pedro Almodóvar, Ingmar Bergman, 
    Bernardo Bertolucci, Luc Besson, 
    Sergei Bodrov, James Cameron, 
    Francis Ford Coppola, Agnieszka Holland, 
    Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Akira Kurosawa, 
    George Lucas, David Lynch, 
    Eldar Ryazanov, Andrei Tarkovsky, 
    Gus Van Sant, Steven Spielberg 

Favourite games
    billiards, chess, poker, preferans

Favourite music
    ambient, blues, classical, intelligent music, 
    new age, soul

Favourite poets
    Piet Hein, Alexander Pushkin,
    Arthur Rimbaud, Fyodor Tyutchev, 
    Sergei Yesenin

Favourite writers
    Chinghiz Aitmatov, Isaac Asimov, 
    Mikhail Bulgakov, Albert Camus, 
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Franz Kafka, 
    Gabriel García Márquez, François Mauriac, 
    Haruki Murakami, Boris Pasternak, 
    George Orwell, Vyacheslav Rybakov, 
    Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

Musical instruments
    acoustic guitar

Sports
    ● Cycling (every time, everywhere)
    ● Fencing (4 years in clubs)
    ● Table Tennis (5 years in clubs)
    ● Volleyball (3 years in clubs)
    ● Yoga