Doris (Inajda’s mother) was born in Russia and won a scholarship to a prestigious international school. She loved dancing. It brought her great joy. (This story is dedicated to my Nan. A very strong and brave lady. Throughout her life, my Nan has been a very inspiring woman, who was one of the cleverest and fairest people I’ve had the privilege to know. Most people leave positive impressions, but there are those who do much more. Nan has shaped my life. In Memory of Nan, (Doris Bartlett) 21.08.1920 – 04.09.2012 CLICK HERE for next chronological story.
45 thoughts on “Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories. Issue # 49: Doris Imbrovich”
I loved this – as I read it I felt warmth in my chest…a happy, familiar feeling I get sometimes when I feel like a child in a grown up body…if that makes sense.
It really does make sense. I think as we live through more and more experiences, our sense of joy remains (even through moments of sadness) as we reflect on happy times.
Why do I like this? Because it is a lovely vignette, and the teacher reminds me of some one very special … thank you for rekindling fond memories.
Hi Ronald, I’m glad this brought back good memories for you. Thanks for reading, I appreciate it. Good to meet you, Cheryl.
Beautiful, and very moving – I love it =D
Thank you! I love your hand made art BTW 😀
It’s a pleasure! Also, glad you ‘dropped in’ to my blog and that you like my art … =D
Love this! You can feel the dance!
Thank you, I’m glad. The illustration is based on a photo of my own grandmother, dancing as a girl. I’m pleased it translates. 😀
What a gift you have! And an inspirational family!
The grandmother of my favorite character. Beautiful!
Thank you, yes she’s Heyem’s grandmother, who unfortunately died before Heyem was born.
It’s such a pleasure to discover your works – written & visual! I am such a believer in keeping ‘the child inside’ alive. This resonated strongly…
I’m glad it worked, and thanks for taking the time to read, it means a lot to me.
“forever young, forever free” … beautiful. Cheryl you are creating an amazing legacy of art and writing — an ongoing inspiration.
Thank you, Lee 😀
That’s a really beautiful tribute to your nan, Cheryl! And a nice change of tone in the series. Your posts are always so generous of spirit – they really are a pleasure to read – thanks!
Hi Richard, thank you, I really appreciate you reading the stories and am pleased this change of mood works. (This was the hardest story I’ve written, because it’s so personal, but I’m glad I shared it with you.)
This is gorgeous writing! I’m a dancer, and reading that tribute made me feel as wonderful as I feel when I dance. I loved it!
Thank you, I’m glad it made you feel that way, as I love your artwork too (Especially Audrey Hepburn)
I am always inspired by your drawings and writing but this post touched me deeply – your words are beautifully poetic and the image shines with the joy of the dance. Your nan’s spirit lives on in you…
Thank you, John.
You are most welcome Cheryl…
You’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Award! Congrats! Check out the details here: http://l6mmeleht.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/sunshine-award/
Thank you, LC, I’ll add your site to my thanks page!
Hello I love your blog 🙂 You have just been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award! Check out my post “One Lovely Blog Award” for details on what to do next. Congratulations and please keep those great posts coming! http://micheledacosta.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/one-lovely-blog-award/
Thank you Michele! I’m going through the rules now and will link back to you ASAP. I appreciate it. Cheryl 😀
It’s my pleasure. I am in awe of you and your accomplishments. Michele 🙂
😀 TY! I feel privileged as your work is so crucial. You work with reality and help to make people aware of actual events and real people’s lives. (I just imagine things) Am half way through the award, it can be found on http://cherylmoore.wpcomstaging.com/friends-and-links/ when you scroll down a bit. Thanks again Michele.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Your stories and illustrations are beautiful! Well done. How long have you been doing this work?
Hi Christa, sorry for the late reply. Good to meet you and read your blog. Thanks for taking time to read mine too. The short stories have been around for just over 2 years, but the characters for much longer. Cheryl 😀
Hi, I don’t know if you like this kind of thing but just want to let you know how much I like your drawings and stories I nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award.:-)
Hi Jofelyn, thank you so much! I’ve added your site to my links list. Cheryl
Thank you for popping by my blog… I love your use of words – poetic and eloquent – and your drawings are amazing! Inspiring!
Hi Andrea, thank you and likewise! Cheryl
your words and illustrations
the illusion of time melts….
and what was is again now.
Reading what you wrote, it is as if I knew her too.
A wonderful memory. Forever young!
Thank you Mary, that means a lot to me.
Beautifully written!! So moving and so true!!
Hi Sofie, thank you!
You’re doing an awesome job here. Best Wishes. Michael.
Thanks Michael, I appreciate it. Cheryl
“If I can capture this feeling, this girl won’t age.”–I think you have captured that feeling and given a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. This is lovely. Thank you also for subscribing to my blog 🙂
Hi David, thank you, I’m glad you like it and you’re welcome, I’m enjoying reading your poetry. Cheryl 😀