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Лечу в Одессу - Deliola

May. 24th, 2008

11:19 pm - Лечу в Одессу

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...In the spring, the air was heavy with the smell of the acacia trees. The streets were blooming with horse chestnuts. The wild lilac, on the way to the cemetery, was right on time for my birthday. My greatgrandfather took me there every weekend, to the place of the quiet life of my dead ancestors. The place was spooky with wild growth, greedy coming to the light, growing vigorously on the fertile remains. It looked more like a jungle, and certainly not a safe place to be alone. When Passover would come around the old cemetery became alive with families, coming to visit their dead. It was like a picnic with children running and families gathering next to the graves with customary shotglasses of vodka for the ones who were gone.
Many years later, I was wondering why New Orleans felt so familiar. After the first visit I wanted to come back for more. Maybe, at that first night, in the small cemetery with the violin playing in the moonlight, or in the hidden beauty of the courtyards, or in the midst of the crowd trying to live life to the fullest, I felt my Odessa. In any other city the spirit was missing. Yes pretty, yes nice, but it was not the one that would capture your heart forever. In New Orleans, streets and houses were full of shadows from the ones who were gone. Garden District felt like the road from my childhood with wild lilac and ageless trees...

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From:daizy_mk
Date:May 25th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
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Wow. Very poetic and so, SO beautiful!... And kinda haunting, too.
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From:deliola
Date:May 25th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:daizy_mk
Date:May 25th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
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Похоже на отрывок из книги... ты не пишешь, случайно?:)
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From:deliola
Date:May 25th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Было когда то и стихи писала:)
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From:daizy_mk
Date:May 26th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
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Это заметно. А сейчас не пишешь больше?
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From:deliola
Date:June 3rd, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
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иногда тянет:)
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From:stringfever
Date:May 25th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
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It's really awesome...
Very nice description...
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From:deliola
Date:May 25th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Спасибо, старалась:)
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From:ealisa
Date:May 25th, 2008 09:21 am (UTC)
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Когда, до какого?!!
Я седьмого июня приезжаю.
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From:deliola
Date:May 25th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
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Я шестого обратно. Жалко!
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From:ealisa
Date:May 25th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
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А я как раз планировала сперва на первые выходные июня приезжать. ( Но со студентами никак не получается, поэтому и перенесла на неделю поездку. Но может быть когда-нибудь еще получится. )
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From:deliola
Date:May 25th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
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Может и получится- я туда каждый год почти летаю. Мама там.
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From:lubellulla
Date:May 25th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
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Ой! Вы родом из Одессы?

*В июле компанией мы собираемся в этот город на пару-тройку дней - отпраздновать день варенья одной нашей подруги....*
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From:deliola
Date:May 25th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
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С Одессы я:)
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From:sirinar
Date:May 25th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
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Привет родной Одесссе!!!
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From:deliola
Date:May 25th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
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Обязательно!:)
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From:ingr
Date:May 26th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
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Bone Voyage :)
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From:deliola
Date:June 3rd, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
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Спасибо! Кажется помогло- перелет был легким:)
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From:jean45sasha
Date:May 26th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
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Добро пожаловать !!! Одесса ждет
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From:deliola
Date:June 3rd, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
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Ужас! Ждет с распростертыми обьятьями:)Вторую неделю не просыхаю!:)
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