My Other Family...

Pamplona, Spain
September 9, 2017 4:53am CST
A million times you have picked me up and hugged me That is where I felt the most loved In your beautiful warm home I never felt cold Always picking me up and twirling me around You came from another land of which I did not know I did not care about that You called me "dushenka" and made a big fuss of me That is all I needed to know A million times would I go back there To feel the warmth of that Home From there I would never roam. Ice skater Artur Dmitriev is from the Ukraine and the music by Handel is Passacaglia not in G. Minor I don´t think but violin and violinchello.
SP : 3rd, LP : 2nd, silver medal Jan. 11th-18th, Milan, ITA
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15 responses
• Lithuania
9 Sep
I know "dushenka" is rushian word right?
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Sep
I think it means roughly translated "sweetheart". Unusual it was to find people like that in England for me at least. Yes I think its Russian and he was Russian Ukraine something like that he was a lovely man a very big heart.
@just4him (89060)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Sep
Beautiful skate, almost perfect. Wonderful poem.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Sep
Oh for me they were just perfect whatever they did. Very charismatic pair together and I loved it when he won the Olympic Gold and well she did too amazing girl. This was me going next door to their House I wish they were still there.
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@just4him (89060)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Sep
@lovinangelsinstead21 The announcers said it was nearly perfect. She did put her hand on the ice at one point when she did a jump or spin. I can't remember right now. There was also the moment when he started to throw her in the air and did it twice. So it wasn't perfect, but it was very good.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Sep
@just4him Its so difficult a sport that any little thing they do wrong is taken into account which is hardly fair but there it is. Nicky Slater was the youngest commentator he favoured Bereznaya and Sikharulidze and they are also favourites of mine. Chris Howarth is much wiser and he was a Skater too and he knows what its all about.
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@allen0187 (26334)
• Philippines
10 Sep
Very touching. Needed to read this now. Thank you!
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Sep
Glad you liked it and there is nothing like a lovely home like that to be able to go to when you need to feel wanted.
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@allen0187 (26334)
• Philippines
11 Sep
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• Pamplona, Spain
11 Sep
@allen0187 Have a great week ahead too.
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@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
11 Sep
I love your poem and the skating was so beautiful.
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• Pamplona, Spain
11 Sep
Thank you and I love that pair of Skaters too. So exctiting to watch and that girl had not been his skating partner for very long either so she did really well to get it all together so difficult. Only Artur could achieve all what he did what a guy.
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@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
12 Sep
@lovinangelsinstead21 I would not of known that she hadn't been his partner. They seem to be made for each other.
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• Pamplona, Spain
12 Sep
@velvet53 He is a real gentleman that is for one. How many men would kiss your hand nowadays? There was a very good chemistry going on there but in real life he is married or was I say was because now I don´t know.
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@DianneN (57247)
• United States
10 Sep
Those Russians sure skate beautifully! Very touching poem.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Sep
They do don´t they? They are still my favourites even now. Of course I don´t think that they skate together anymore.
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@DianneN (57247)
• United States
10 Sep
@lovinangelsinstead21 That was a long time ago in the world of skating. I don't know.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Sep
@DianneN As long as you enjoy watching them that is all that matters.
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@Chantiele (439)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
A really beautiful poem.
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• Pamplona, Spain
30 Oct
Thank you very much and they were and are for me one of the best parts of when I was small. There was so much love in that house. They had lots of iconic figures and candles in the hallway it reminded me of a church a bit but very nice.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
@lovinangelsinstead21 It is amazing at what triggers memories. :)
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• Pamplona, Spain
30 Oct
@Chantiele They were always so nice and her Dad specially. All the things in the Hall were to do with the Virgin Mary of their particular area as they were from the Ukraine although her Dad was Russian Ukraine if I remember right.
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@jobelbojel (4718)
• Philippines
17 Nov
I like the poem. I think there is so much love in your home.
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• Pamplona, Spain
18 Nov
It was the home of my Sister´s best friend actually they both lived next door to each other. You could not get any closer than that. Her bedroom window was stuck right next to my Sister´s and they would spend hours there yattering away into the night. Well who could blame them?
@acelawrites (10624)
• Philippines
29 Oct
Very sweet poem!
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• Pamplona, Spain
29 Oct
Thank you and I so loved their home. It was a haven for me an oasis.
@JudyEv (96732)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
Love the poem. And the video is incredible. Thanks for the link.
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• Pamplona, Spain
4 Nov
Sorry Judy I missed your response honestly did not see that and I usually see all of them. Thank you have a great weekend ahead.
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@Corbin5 (78665)
• United States
9 Sep
Lovely words to which so many of us can relate.
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Sep
Thanks Debs have a great weekend ahead and glad you liked it.
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@YrNemo (7465)
9 Sep
Beautiful music... They had some very interesting moves there.
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Sep
They were ahead of their time in that sense and they really deserved to win the Gold Medal too.
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@ilocosboy (31763)
• Philippines
9 Sep
Beautiful, beautiful lines
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Sep
Thank you and I wish other people could feel the love from that home that I felt. They were from the Ukraine and went to live in England next door to my Sister. They were friends for such a long time too.
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@1hopefulman (19556)
• Canada
2 Nov
Very interesting! Can you explain the inspiration behind this poem? What does "dushenka" mean?
@dgobucks226 (5976)
30 Oct
One of the greatest gifts of life is family and friendship. I am glad you have received it!
@bunnybon7 (32534)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Sep
beautiful memories. like mine with my John late hubby. and with my aunt growing up