1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

My small daily wonders July 1, 2009

What is a wonder? Normally we call a “wonder” something unexpected, pleasant and “supernatural” in a way. I don’t know about everyone but I think small wonders happen daily to many people, but they not always notice them. Or may be they just do not happen that often to everyone?

Anyway I can only speak about myself: I enjoy experiencing small wonders on a daily basis.

Yesterday I had such lovely example of it! Let me share it with you.

I had to arrange for the transport of some lamps from our old office. Surprisingly the carrier company sent a woman (very though one but still a woman!) – I was a bit confused and said there was something heavy to carry to the car. She said “never mind, that is my job – I have a special trolley for that”. Fine, but the lamps had to be nicely packed and they were heavy to move. I realized it would be a hard task for the two of us… I just though “OMG, I badly need some male help, but where to take it from?”  – this seemed to be totally unreal, as there is normally nobody around at this place. In 3 min. a male head peeped in the door which we kept open and asks: “Any help needed?” . To say I was stunned is to say nothing… The situation looked totally impossible and unreal. But we have got a perfect helper who by an incredible coincidence found to our place, although his intention was a different one. And then the fact that he has offered his help – great and still unusual. Apart from that normally in Austria people never peep into the opened doors! 🙂

Life is indeed beautiful, especially when we are able to see and value this beauty daily.

Any stories from my readers? Thank you!

LOVE, axinia

 (image by me)


Russia`s Seven Wonders exposed June 13, 2008

Russia tries to revive patriotism and love to the motherland in its citizens. The celebration of the Independence day yesterday, 12 June was crowned by the announcement of the Russia`s Seven Wonders. The country-wide voting has been done online and via sms since 1. February 2008, more than 25 million of Russians voted for their favourites.

As I found no information about it in English (!), I desided to blog about it and packed some short texts and pictures together in a post  – for all those who want to know something positive about Russia … 

Seven Wonders of Russia include: The Valley of Geysers in the Kamchatka region, Lake Baikal, the complex of palaces in Peterhof, Columns of Erosion in the Komi Republic, Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Statue of Motherland in Volgograd and Mount Elbrus.

My personal favourite is THE MOTHER MOTHERLAND CALLS Statue (see below), as I feel it manifest the love and respect for the feminine principle in Russia.

And now the voting results in detail : Russia`s 7 Wonders (natural and man-made):

  • Columns of Erosion /Plateau Man-Pupu-Nep/- geological wonder in the Komi Republic. The columns of 30-42 m high create a spectacular view and serve as a source of legends and esoterica experiences.


  • Mamayev Hill-the MOTHER MOTHERLAND statue.The Mamayev Kurgan features a memorial complex commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad (August 1942 to February 1943), arguably the bloodiest battle in human history. At the time of its installation in 1967 the statue of the Mother Motherland formed the largest free-standing sculpture in the world.




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