Mathieu’s Lamp

Hello God!

Thank You for Inspiration to create and build lighthouses. I am incredibly happy to have a beautiful possibility to touch Your Inspiration, You had granted a young sailor Mathieu.

We are walking around a very beautiful and romantic place in the town Plougonvelin. This is the westernmost point of mainland France.

The lighthouse Saint-Mathieu has fascinated us and captured our imagination…

Saint Mathieu

Lighthouses are not just stone, brick, metal, and glass. There’s a human story at every lighthouse. A Human Fate speaks by lighthouse’s rays.

Born at the sea

with big brave heart,

I am a happy young sailor,

My name is Mathieu.

This story is simple

It is about the Light.

My Destiny is

To keep It in my lamp.

Lighthouse Abbey

It is all very romantic – a lighthouse standing by the sea to guide home the weary sailor, and the lighthouse keeper with the lantern, trimming the wicks and keeping a solitary watch for a ship in trouble. Fog, storms, shipwrecks, rescues – what an adventure lighthouse keeping!

The boat was small

But our hearts were big!

The ship began to move slowly along

The wing blew it…


In 1250, the Benedictine monks in Saint Mathieu hung a lantern on the top of a tower to guide ships on the Iroise Sea. The abbey was built in several stages from the Romanesque period (11th and 12th century) to the Gothic (from the 13th to the 15th century).

It was the worst storm ever,

Father of all storms.

But in the very midst of it,

When the wind was highest ,

The waves were strongest,

When the foam and the spray

Completely covered ship windows

I had seen the Light!


Being lost at sea in the dark is a matter of life and death. Near this megalith old Benedictine monk Mathieu had been praying for protection of every ship on the Atlantic for whole his life.

The sea as black as ink

Roaring and thundering on the rocky shores,

I could feel much too clearly,

The grasp of the swirling darkness below.

I had seen the Light –

We would survive!

Abbey of Hope

Kneeling I prayed for protection –

“The light of God surrounds us,

The love of God enfolds us,

The power of God protects us!”

I closed my eyes…

And opened its on the shore.

We all were saved by the Light!

La Phare

Mathieu’s lamp is very big now. It helps sailors in their navigation: by lining up with white rays, they know they are headed in the right direction.

– white: route to follow

– red: danger

– green: isolated danger.


Night by night as soon as it begin to grow dark Mathieu’s lamps are lighted. And as the ships go by, they always keep a look-out for friendly lights and avoid the rocks of which they are warned.

You know I am feeling a clumsiness of my words, Chopin helps me describe my thoughts more precisely about the Light Mathieu saw in his Etude “Ocean”. This is miraculous, exquisite and phenomenal. You will feel the roaring waves in a series of rising and falling arpeggios and you will see the Light. You will be eyes of Mathieu.

We all are keeping the Light in our lamps. We are a lighthouses.

Thank you for sharing your light. I know the way because of you!

Loius Adventure

Hello God!

Thank You for Moscow. I love this city. I was studying and working there and it was the happiest time in my life. When the West is going to celebrate Thanksgiving, we have our own entertainments.


A Loius Vuitton trunk-shaped pavilion has appeared on the Red Square. The luxury brand said the pavilion was inspired by sketches of a trunk which belonged to Russian Prince Wladimir Orloff and had his monogram “P.W.O.” in large letters on the front.


The trunk was supposed to host the Spirit of Adventure exhibition of designer suitcases on December 2, but its fate already looks in doubt.


We, Russians, are so unpredictable and spontaneous. Louis Vuitton fashion house asked to remove the pavilion from Red Square almost in a day when it is was installed. The main reason of this authorities decision is unpatriotic advertisement of French fashion house on the main Square of Russia. But this summer Dior was allowed on Red Square. I said we are so unpredictable and spontaneous.


The pavilion is going to be removed to Park Gorkogo. It will be nice to have a possibility to see the Spirit of Adventure exhibition. I hope the adventure of Louis in Moscow will have a happy end.

Thank you for reading and sharing my hopes.

Jewellery Box

Hello God!

Thank You for my jewellery box I keep my treasures in. Every girl genetically loves her jewellery box. You know why? Because every jewellery box you have ever seen keeps a secret always involving a heart of owner. Her romantic heart and the finer things of life the jewellery box contains…

Let’s open the heavy door of the Chateau de Josselin, Brittany, France.


As a cunning fox, as my curious daughter wants to see inside my jewellery box, we try to open the lid of the beautiful jewellery box we have found on the table. What is the secret inside? “Ni vous sans moi, ni moi sans vous” (“Neither you without me, neither I without you”) my cheeks are red a little because of touching a love story. Oh la,la, the French love love.


The history of France says L’Amour (Love) is the Ruler and Le Plaisir (Pleasure) is the Constitution. This architectural Masterpiece proves the statement. Everybody around this castle was in love. Do you feel it?


There are a soft fire of the rubies, there are the brilliant purple of the amethysts, and the sea green of the emeralds – all shining together in incredible union. We are mesmerised by treasures of the jewellery box and we can just imagine a love moments its keep inside.


The best way to see a love moments you try to imagine seeing inside of the jewellery box is to take your soulmate by hand and go to eat an ice cream in a cafe you have met then under an umbrella kiss each other as at the first time. It was raining, do you remember?

The hand written notes we have found should be kept in every jewellery box on our planet. “Neither you without me, neither I without you”,please, write her a note. Her heart and jewellery box will keep it forever with the secret of your happiness. The Ruler is Love, by the way. The French know it for sure. So do we now.

Thank you for sharing with me this romantic and full of love moment.

Alice-in-Wonderland Syndrome

Hello God!

Thank You for creating Inspiration for an artists. I am lucky to see and feel a piece of art by Simon Augade. The installation was in the palace La Roche-Jagu garden, Brittany, France.


“‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!” says Lewis Carroll’s Alice. I was asking myself the same question, when I was inside this strange building. The first sensation was dizzying in my head.


“Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome is a neurological condition where a person experiences a complete distortion of perceptual reality. They experience acute visual disorders relating to shape, size, colour, and the relationship of objects. They are confused by everything they perceive”. My condition was described by these symptoms.


The second sensation was uplifting freedom, my spirit was aspiring to the skies. Understanding a temporality of the material things was natural and acceptable without doubts.


“I have built the box which lid is light. This building engages all of my senses, all my involvement … I thus created a space that insulates, while finding myself at the foot did not belong to me,” French artist said about his Masterpiece.

Who in the world am I? I am living spirit in the body I own in the space and time. I am you, your joys and your sorrows, your memories and ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will. I am your face and yours is mine. Thank you for this possibility to live.

Green Door

Hello God!

Thank You very much for the Green Door we enter in the moment of our first breath.

“So welcome to the lighthouse

which is your body you’ll live your life”,

I am catching this thought from somebody above.

I still remember that

I was an angel with light wings

And the skies I was flying freely in…

My feelings are uncomfortable now.

What’s the surprise, it is so narrow!

How am I going to live here?


Bright smiles of well known eyes

Help to understand: I am a human,

A girl, a daughter.

I am a Lighthouse – a house of the Light!

My story is going to be happy…

The photo I took in Binic, France. We all are lucky to enter in the Green Door. So we have to remember we are a lighthouses for each other. “A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light! It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!” I try to follow by these words of Mehmet Murat iLdan to give you Light as bright as I can produce. Thank you for your Light I am enjoying and floating in now.

Good Luck Charm

Hello God!

Thank You for this luck to live providing to all of us. You know not only we but the whole Universe is created by pure luck. Stephen Hawking in his book “The Grand Design” writes: “Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist.”

Professor continues “That makes the coincidences of our planetary conditions – the single Sun, the lucky combination of Earth-Sun distance and solar mass.” So we all are lucky to live.

I am awarded for the 1000th comment in my friend’s Linda blog. It was a pure luck and lucky combination of myriad of factors in this time and space continuum. I call myself a Good Luck Charm for Linda and sincerely believe it works. I am accepting the award with great gratitude and joy. Thank you Linda for your lite being in my life.


Thank you dear Shree for creating the award, this delightful symbol of global communication and unity. Your light is bright and my way is brighter because of you.

Stephen Hawking said “We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.” So am I. Thank you for the grand design you are building on my way now. You are my Good Luck Charm.

Have a lucky weekend!

Happy Simplicity

Hello God!

Thank You for Your patient waiting for me. Last week I spent in the peaceful place where I invite you for a walking. The place is magic and enigmatic. It is hard to find the place even on the maps and I almost sure you have not any chance to see it anywhere else. So take this unique possibility!


“The miracle of life is concluded in patience and simplicity” I thought when I was walking on this street in the small belorussian town where my mother-in-law lives.

Life is simple here. The houses are wood and small. Usually two rooms and a kitchen with a big wood-burning stove are in a typical village’s house.


There are no rooms for depressions here. The inhabitants even have never heard about psychiatrist and psychoanalysis. Scientists have confirmed rural life is better for happy life. Researchers have shown that the parts of the brain dealing with stress and emotion are affected by living in the big city.

Watching the spectacular sunset and feeling the warm air flowing in hairs are the best cure for our urban brain.


“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world”. Lao Tzu’s words is the fundamental truth we often forget. I will remember.


Simplicity implies beauty, purity and clarity here. A vigorous rooster’s cry is a natural alarm clock, the first golden rays of the sun on a pillow are tickling my eyes saying “Good Morning” and a tantalizing scent of a homemade pie languishing in the oven promises a really good day.

And in the evening when the sky is flourished with star myriads gentle wind tells his delightful breezy story about true happiness …


Happiness is simple. Sometimes everything we do to find it is complicated.

I am grateful for your smile now and these flowers I have gathered are for you. Thank you for your happiness now.

What If

Hello God!

Thank You for the questions we are not able to find an answer at this very moment of our personal development. My question is “What If  something had never happened?” Today I am thinking about “What If  the World War II had never happened?”

I am from Belarus. My country was suffered by World War II badly. It is hard to imagine but “in total, Belarus lost a quarter of its population in World War II including practically all its intellectual elite. About 9 200 villages and 1.2 million houses were destroyed”. Every Belorussian family has a member – participant of this war.

The portrait of Hitler in my educational background was definite and unequivocal as monster tyrant and embodiment of all possible evil. I am stumbled and dumbfounded by Hitler’s paintings I did not know about.


Before he waged war on the world, Adolf Hitler was an upcoming and unsuccessful artist. He was rejected twice by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (1907-1908), because of his “unfitness for painting”.


After the rejections from the Academy of Fine Arts, he was recommended to study architecture. Following this recommendation, he intended to pursue architectural studies, yet he lacked the academic credentials required for architecture school.


Hitler wrote in his diary: “In a few days I myself knew that I should some day become an architect. To be sure, it was an incredibly hard road; for the studies I had neglected out of spite at the Realschule were sorely needed. One could not attend the Academy’s architectural school without having attended the building school at the Technic, and the latter required a high-school degree. I had none of all this. The fulfillment of my artistic dream seemed physically impossible.”


Hitler’s personality is complicated.  Everybody knows that he was a military tyrant and a murderer, not that he actually had great potential.


Hitler did not create all horror of the war by his own. Unfathomable myriad of factors, like the circumstances of the time, people thoughts, fears and hopes created the reality where Hitler was possible.

We are creating the reality where we are possible as individuals realizing unique potential to knit our every next moment. We have to be responsible for every thoughts and decision and always remember about Butterfly effect.

Could the professor of the Academy of Fine Art imagine the consequences of his decision to reject Hitler on the exam?

It seems I have found the answer on my question I was thinking about today. What If  the World War II had never happened? If Adolf Hitler had been attended to the Academy, if the World War II had never happened, my life was not possible, I had never had a chance to write this words and meet you.

I am grateful for this possibility to live and your being with me now. Thank you!

Royal Power

Hello God!

Thank You for our perfect antenna to receive and send a signals to the Universe. Once by the signal I had recognized my personal place of power. I am lucky to send my signal to you to empower your life and thoughts now. So we are here. We are in Linderhof, Bavaria.

This magic place is one of three castles of the King Ludvig II. We have met him in his Neuschwanstein castle already. Today we are sharing pulsating fibers of Power of this place in the moment of “now” in whole its essence. We have to be frozen for a while to feel the sharpness of our Personal Power.

The Great German philosopher Goethe says that architecture is frozen music. What’s a magic sounds we are listening now!


Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti said that the same characteristics that please the eye also please the ear.

Musical terms such as rhythm, texture, harmony, proportion, dynamics, and articulation refer both to architecture and to music.


Rhythm in music is patterns of sounds in relation to a beat; repetition of elements – openings, shapes, structural bays- establish regular or irregular rhythm in architecture.

Musical texture refers to layers of sounds and rhythms produced by different instruments. Architectural texture appears in different materials.


Harmony is balance of sound or composition and balance of parts together. Proportion is relationship between parts; in music it is distance between notes or intervals.

Dynamics is the quality of action in music or in a building’s facade or mass.


The French Sun-King Louis XIV was an idol for Ludwig. Linderhof was built by inspiration of Versailles.

The symbol of the sun can be found everywhere. Sun is golden. We all are the Kings and Queens of own monarchy. For Ludwig French notion of absolutism was the perfect incorporation of his ideal of a God-given monarchy with total royal power.


Our Total Royal Power, as music and architecture, demands rhythm, texture, harmony, proportion, dynamics, and articulation. Our heart’s beating is rhythm. Full accepting of life in its diversity is texture. Feeling beauty around by every cells is harmony. Keeping the balance is proportion. Moving toward dream is dynamics. Manifesting our unique ways is articulation.

Yes, I am feeling my Total Royal Power.


I was so frozen with you for a moment later that I have forgotten about my coffee. Now it is cold, and it does not matter. I am empowered now without usual dose of caffeine, because of you.


Thank You for your Power to change me and the Universe and make us better and better every moment of our heart’s beating.

Not Brook but Ocean

Hello God!

Thank You for creating music we are able to listen. I love music by Johann Sebastian Bach. “Bach” is the German word for “brook”.

“Not Brook but Ocean should be his name” said Ludvig Van Beethoven.

I am lucky because I have had a possibility to be in Leipzig and walking to St. Thomas Church where Bach worked as a cantor from 1723 until his death in 1750.

I play the piano and the first piece I begin with my morning lesson is something from “Well Tempered Clavier”. Bach gave the title to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated 1722, composed “for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study.”

Bach makes my mornings. Every preludes and fugues are challenge for my fingers and enigma for brain and soul. I love to think that I am playing and listening the harmony of the universe.

“First, he was an intensely spiritual man. Second, he devoted his massive talent to the God he believed graced him with it,” Rick Marschall wrote in “Johann Sebastian Bach”.

“You want to discern a personality in my music?” we can perhaps hear him asking. “Listen closer and you will find one – the Lord Jesus Christ,” Rick said.

Below Johann Sebastian Bach’s 1722 seal, used throughout his Leipzig years. It contains the letters ‘J S B’ superimposed over their mirror image.


“In 1723, Bach was appointed Cantor of the Thomasschule at Thomaskirche in Leipzig, and Director of Music in the principal churches in the town, namely the Nikolaikirche and the Paulinerkirche, the church of the University of Leipzig. This was a prestigious post in the mercantile city in the Electorate of Saxony, which he held for 27 years until his death.”


His remains are buried under a bronze epitaph near the altar.


Another notable feature of the Thomaskirche is that it contains two organs. The older one is a Romantic organ by Wilhelm Sauer, built from 1885–89. Since this organ is considered “unsuitable” for Bach’s music, a second organ was built by Gerald Woehl’s organ building company from 1999–2000. This “Bach organ” was designed to look similar to the old organ on which Bach had played in the Paulinerkirche.


A statue of Johann Sebastian Bach by the Leipzig sculptor Carl Seffner that stands next to the church was dedicated in 1908.


I am reading in “Glory and Honor” by Gregory Wilbur: “Ultimately, Bach opens a vista to the universe. After experiencing him, people feel there is meaning to life after all”, said German organist Helmunt Walcha.”

This words are true for me. Thank you for sharing this moment with me!