Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.
Thank you for listening in.
Russian literature has captured my heart ever since I read the opening paragraphs of Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. A funeral and a mother’s grave – profound, moving, unforgettable way to begin a narrative.
I was 15 years old when first I read Doctor Zhivago!
Boris Pasternak may have opened the door to Russian literature. Complex, dramatic, haunting – the roots of Russian literature can be traced back to the Middle Ages. But it was my dear blogger friend, Elisabeth van der Meer from the blog A Russian Affair who has been my unfailing guide in the exploration of Russian literature.
Elizabeth has joined me in a huge leap into the podcasting unknown, from the far distance of 7,514 km or 4,669 miles. We are connecting Finland and Canada via Russian Literature.
So, put the kettle on and join in the conversation. We would love to hear your thoughts on TeaToastTrivia.com.
I am your host Rebecca Budd and I’m looking forward to sharing this moment with you.
Thank you for joining Elisabeth and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. And thank you, Elisabeth, for sharing your love of Russian literature. I am truly grateful for your willingness to come back to discuss the brilliant writer Ivan Turgenev
One last thought comes from Doctor Zhivago:
“I don’t think I could love you so much if you had nothing to complain of and nothing to regret. I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.” Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
May we be open to the beauty of our life.
Until next time, dear friends, safe travels wherever your adventures take you.