Category Archives: Dostoevsky

Moments of travel with Dostoevsky and Elder Cleopa

I left home to go home. * There are so many cemeteries on the way from Fagaras to the airport. In the speed of the car, I think I see one with soldiers fallen during WWI. So many young people … Continue reading

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Immigrant on this earth

A few years ago, we were moving from one town to another in the US. We were a young family with a 10 years old child. That Sunday, we were driving home from church. It was our last Sunday in … Continue reading

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A tree on a country road

A country road. A tree. The setting of Waiting for Godot matches the condition of travelers that we have on this earth. We are on a road. We don’t remember where it began, and we are not responsible for starting … Continue reading

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Self-imposed isolation of man

The problem of “today’s” world for one of Dostoevsky’s characters in Brothers Karamazov is the self-imposed isolation of man, which “is prevalent everywhere now, especially in our age, and which has not yet come to an end, has not yet … Continue reading

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The spring of love

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return to the earth. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord!” Forgive me, my brothers, for crying when I say … Continue reading

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Our images in other people’s worlds

There is something touching about the idea that people live in their own world, in which I belong as a constituent, a world different than mine (I am not a character in my own world, but I am a character … Continue reading

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Mishu’s two fights

10:00 pm. Mishu, our cat, goes outside. In 5 minutes, he comes back to the door, a dead mouse in his mouth. “Don’t scold him,” my wife tells me. “He’s done his job.” He just murdered a mouse because he … Continue reading

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I became an American citizen today

I become an American citizen today. I wake up with strange feelings. How will this change me? I go to the gym at 5:00 a.m.; normal day. The usual people around me: are they citizens, I wonder? Do they know … Continue reading

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Small gestures that save the world

I read once that people have done experiments with flowers. They researched how flowers respond to love. Apparently, when the plants “hear” nice words and probably good vibrations, they develop more fully and more beautifully than when they are not given attention. But one … Continue reading

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A humble man and a stumbling block

I once knew a man who went through some radical change. He used to be oblivious, concerned with himself, but then he became peaceful and, with that, you could sense a powerful presence when you were next to him. It … Continue reading

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