“Once I was playing with a snake, the next moment I turned around
and saw them standing watching me and smiling. I was very happy to
see them because it was usually fun to spend time with them. Only
they could ask me questions and, moreover, their hearts were beating
at the same rhythm as mine and the animals' heartbeats were
I ran up to them, great-granddaddy bowed to me
and granddaddy took me on his lap. I was listening to the beating of
his heart and while doing it I was running my fingers over of his
beard examining it. We were silent for a while. Everyone was
thinking to himself and I felt so good.
Then my granddaddy asked me
"Now, tell me, Anastasia, why does my hair grow here?" He pointed
to his head and beard.
"But why don't they grow here?", pointing to
his forehead and nose.
I touched his forehead, then his nose but no answer came to my mind.
I could not speak hastily. It was necessary for me to comprehend the
subject by myself.
When they came the next time granddad started
"Well, you see, the same problem is bothering me. I am still
thinking about it. Why do I have hair growing right here and not
Then again he pointed to his forehead and nose.
My granddaddy was looking at me very intently and seriously. Then I
thought, that evidently it was really the most serious problem for
him and asked him in return:
"Well, granddaddy, do you really want
so much hair to grow all over you including your
forehead and nose?"
My great-granddaddy became very thoughtful and
"No, I don't want it to"
"There you are,
that's why they don't grow, because you just don't want them to".
asked thoughtfully stroking his beard as if he was asking himself:
"All right, do you think that right here they grow just because I
Then I confirmed saying:
"Of course, grandpa, you and me
and the one who has invented you".
At that very
moment great grandpa became very excited and asked:
"Can you tell me
who? Who has invented him?"
"The one who has thought of everything",
"All right, and where is he, can you show him to me?",
asked my grandpa bowing before
I could not answer right away at that moment but the question stayed
inside me and I started thinking about it since that time.
find the answer later?”, I asked her.
I answered it in about a year
and then received new questions. You see, they did not ask
me a new question before I gave them the answer to the previous one.
Believe me, I was having a very hard time as it was bothering me”.