A couple of days ago I was walking through the Toronto downtown, and, as I looked at the familiar enormousness of the Scotiabank Arena, my eyes welled up with tears. Because I remembered the summer of 2019 so clearly – how we strolled by the CN Tower all the way to the venue, to a joyful crowd of people wearing Queen t-shirts – my people, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Dr. May!
This text has been on my mind since the very first weeks of the lockdown. And I tried – but every time I ran short of energy, and all my words and thoughts would slip away. However, last weekend I had, together with many of my friends, an incredibly positive experience of being a part of a worldwide party, initiated by one of my biggest … Continue reading Songs of Life
Do you remember what you should do when darkness surrounds you? Yes – you need to summon your Patronus, and the black shadow will dissipate. I always loved this powerful image that helped me to visualize what I feel so often, especially these days. I loved the duet of Kerry Ellis and Brian May for quite a while – starting from the time when I … Continue reading Some Things That Glitter May Be Gold
The mini-essay experiment continues… This one turned out a bit gloomy. V. You laugh at every joke, drag your blanket blindly, fill your heart with smoke…and the first thing that you want will be the last thing you’ll ever need. That’s how you fight it – Wilco, ‘How to Fight Loneliness’ Rock music constitutes an essential part of my personality, and because of that, I … Continue reading Tiny Essays – Part 2