AFTER A WHILE
“Anastasia, if you are so smart and powerful, then maybe you would
be able to help me too?”, I started again.
She looked up at the sky then looked at me again and said,
no being in the whole Universe which could be able to develop itself
stronger than man as well as at the same time to enjoy more freedom.
All other existing civilizations bent their knees before man. All
kinds of other civilizations are able to develop and perfect
themselves only in one direction and they are not free.
The greatness of man is beyond their understanding.
God, the Great
Mind has created man that way. He has given to nobody more than He
has given to Man...”.
I could not comprehend or, rather to realize
at that time what she had said and asked her again the same
question. I was asking for help, not even realizing what kind of
help I needed.
She asked me back,
“Well, what do you mean? Do you want me to heal
all your physical illnesses? It is easy for me to do. Moreover, I
did it half a year ago. However, I did not manage to achieve any
results at the most important level. I could not reduce the quantity
of the pernicious and dark things in you. They are the distinctive
features of the people of your world. All kinds of sicknesses are
trying to come back again. 'A witch, a crazy woman hermit, it's
necessary to get away from here,
the sooner, the better'. Those were the thoughts which crossed your
mind, weren't they?”
“Yes, that's right”, I answered with great surprise. “Those were
exactly the thoughts. Are you reading my mind?”
“I am just assuming what you may think. It is written on your face.
Tell me, Vladimir, don't you remember me, just one a bit?”
Her question surprised me very much and I started to peer into the
features of her face. Yes, her eyes!
A vague feeling that I had
already seen these eyes somewhere came to me... but where could it
“Anastasia, haven't you told me that you were living in the forest
permanently? Then, how could I see you?”
She smiled and ran away.
In a while Anastasia came out from behind
She was wearing a long skirt, brown knitted jacket with
buttons. Her head was covered by a shawl which was hiding her hair.
Though she did not have the quilted jacket I saw her wearing when I
met her for the first time on the bank of the river.
The shawl also
was tied around her head in a different way.
The clothes were clean
but old fashioned, the shawl was covering her forehead and neck and
finally, I recognized her...
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