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 (anytime, everywhere)

● Fencing (4 years in clubs)

● Table Tennis (5 years in clubs)

● Volleyball (3 years in clubs)

● Yoga