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2 stories about Heroes…


from “A writer’s Diary”
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
(January 1876)

( Photo by E.V.Zemcov )

Heroes – that’s what you novelists are looking for…. Let me tell you a little story: once upon a time, a good while ago now, during the reign of the late emperor, there lived a government official who served first in St. Petersburg and then in Kiev, I think, where he died… The humble and quiet little fellow all his life suffered such inner torments over serfdom, over the fact that in Russia a man created in the likeness and image of God could be so slavishly dependent on a man such as himself, that he began to scrape and save out of his own meager salary, denying his wife and children almost the necessities of life; and when he managed to accumulate enough, he would buy some serf’s freedom from his landowner. Of course, it…

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A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

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