Take a crystal vase, put into it a piece of a sunset, a pinch of sun heated sand, add the glow of lurid clouds and a touch of a remote thunder-blast; mix a tender southern breeze[zephyr], pure and sweet as a child's kiss, with a vigorous samum, amazing dexterity and speed of an antelope with a timorous deer, flexibility of wax with hardness of steel, delicacy of velvet with a sharp blade of a Damascus sword, sweetness of honey and almond bitterness, nobleman idleness with petrified obduracy of a crusader, mulish obstinacy and vulpinism, append a drop of lion's blood, a drop of fox and jackal's blood - and you will get what we call a Thai ridgeback.

Olga Pevunova

Red and Black