January 22, 2012

Once Upon a Time


Quite a few events have taken place over the course of this first month of the new year. A little too many for my taste. I prefer a gentler flow of time. I like to be able to observe the rays of the sun as they glide across my tablecloth. One such ray stumbles upon a teacup or a tangerine. It freezes for a moment. Then it jumps over the object, and continues on its way. With all the concerns that I have had to settle in the last little while, I haven't even been able to find a moment to visit High Park. And that should tell you a lot. My stress levels are pretty high at the moment.

Many thanks to all those who are leaving me comments and visiting my blog. I promise that, after a bit of time, I will answer all of your questions. And, of course, I will recall our move from Moscow to Toronto, once upon a time.

Happy New Year to all those who celebrate the Chinese New Year.

31 comments:

  1. Hang in there, Olga. Things will settle down after a while. In the meantime, you give us a beautiful and cheerful picture of these pretty tangerines. Good luck! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  2. Simply gorgeous...
    Enjoy your days !

    Pierre

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  3. Ольга, надеюсь, что переезд удачно завершился и весь стресс уже позади!

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  4. Such a pretty pic - I love this fruit myself as the fruit addict I am. :-)

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  5. I hope your stress will be much much lower soon! Nice composition, by the way!

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  6. Bonjour,
    Des vitamines en bouquet , très joli.

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  7. I hope things settle down soon. Good luck with all you have to do.

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  8. January seem to be a busy month. Everything's so fast, need to decelerate, sometimes.

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  9. Hi,Olga.
    Settling down in new places is always hard and stressful. Please take care!
    Tomoko

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  10. Ooh, a bouquet of tangerines!
    How pretty.
    :-)

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  11. Keep on keeping on! It was good of you to pop in with those lovely tangerines!Love Linda x

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  12. At least you're aware of your stress. Hang in there lady! Take your time and get back to that flow that is you. I will be looking forward to your stories about your move from Moscow...you do tell great stories. Till then...I will be back. =)

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  13. Uhh, i love oranges.
    Good focus on there

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  14. I hope that things get calmer and nicer for you soon. I know that feeling too, have had it myself quite a bit lately and so I sympathise. We will still be here when you get back.

    Lovely and eye catching pic of those tangerines.

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  15. Hello Olga:
    Wishing you time to gaze on the tangerines and time to take a leisurely stroll in High Park.....!!!

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  16. I know the feeling well having just moved from the UK to France. It amazes me just how many things come as extras when you do not really need them! Take care and try to relax. We will still be here when you have time. Diane

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  17. Love this picture, hope life slows down for you soon.

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  18. I hope your stress levels settle down soon Olga dear. It is so relaxing and lovely to abandon all thoughts and worries and just watch something lovely like that ray of sunshine you have just described, a little escape. The tangerines on your table look bright and pretty.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  19. Оля, надеюсь, что мандариновая веточка с лучиком солнца на ней помогают вам побороть стресс:)) Хочу пожелать вам в новом доме доброго домового, который охранял бы его от всего дурного и привлекал бы все хорошее. Пусть в вашем новом доме будет мирно, счастливо и дружно, пусть всегда звучит смех, а в сердцах будет радость!

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  20. Dear Olga, I hope things settle down soon so that you may find peace and tranquility. My fingers are crossed for you :) The photo of the tangerines is lovely.

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  21. Great shot! I'm on the market for a camera.....! Chin up, and strength!

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  22. Wonderful shot filled with crisp color. Here's to hoping things settle pleasantly much sooner than later.

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  23. Relax, Olga, and go easy on yourself! Moving process is stressful, but eventually you’ll be satisfied. Our tangerine season is going to end slowly.

    Yoko

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  24. Olga,
    How about taking a cup of tea, when you feel stressful? It is a kind of “喫茶去-kissako” in Buddhism. Relax, relax.
    Moving is also exciting, isn’t it?? It gives me a good chance to do a big clean-up as I am a person who keeps things both necessary and unnecessary.
    It is so soothing to observe the rays of the sun moving. I love this.

    keiko

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  25. Hi Olga,
    Even just reading your post, I see the poetic beauty.

    I hope things settle down for you soon.

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  26. Hello Olga,
    amazing pictures! Delicioous "tangerinas".
    A hug

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  27. Ah, this photo smells with New Year.. ;-)

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  28. Beautiful photo to cheer me up Olga. It seems like we are going through the same thing...too many things happening at once. I think by being in the midst of moving home it all seems much worse, because your home life has been turned upside down! I am hoping February will calm down to a slower pace as, like you, I prefer life that way. X

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