I’ve been trying to escape the ordinary for the whole of my life. Maybe that is why being a grown-up person I still believe in fairy-tales and cry like a fool over some sentimental moment in my favourite book. In fact grown-up world is such a bore that you can’t help saying: “I wish I were a child again!” Only children can be so sincere, so pure and so nice!
Sometimes I am exhausted and want to fall asleep and dream wonderful dreams which make everything possible. Once I had an unusual dream, it was half reality half imagination. In my dream I stood by the open window and looked at the night sky. I was upset. Suddenly I heard a calm melody and a pleasant voice, which said “You are not alone, calm down, everything will be OK!” At first I couldn’t understand where it came from. But then I realised there was somebody in the room!
“Who are you? Why have you come here?” I asked. “I am here because I don’t like it when people are disappointed and sad!” was the stranger’s reply. “You aren’t Peter Pan from Neverland, are you? I tried to joke. “Of course not. My name’s Michael and I am here to show you that life isn’t over, it still goes on and it is beautiful and exciting as ever.”
And Michael the Entertainer did as he promised. At first he took me to the river Volga. I was so much surprised! “How do you know about this place?” – I wondered. But he only smiled at me. At last he spoke again: “Do you see the river? It’s full of water like your life is full of different events. Do you see that river bent? Would you like to know what is over there? Then don’t hesitate! Go ahead and you’ll see that your life is full of surprises! Don’t overlook!" And I looked and thought, thought and looked…
Then we came to the Sokolovaya mountain and again I was bewildered how he knew about that place. But he took a bird’s eye view of my town and went on: “Don’t you feel that this place is the meeting point of the winds? Doesn’t it inspire you to act? Remember what you liked to do! Why did you give up sewing and design? Is it because nobody liked your creations? Never give up! I think you have a lot of ideas and you could help me with my costume for the next show.” “To design and sew a costume for Michael Jackson! For his show! It can’t be true!” I couldn’t believe my ears. But the next day we went to the best shop in my town and bought wonderful sparkling sliver cloth, then we started to work, we shared ideas and discussed them for hours. And I did it! I made the best costume for Michael! He looked great and was very pleased with it!
I was so happy that I woke up. I have never felt such happiness before. That dream made me understand many things and I will keep for the rest of my life the piece of silver sparkling cloth that I found in my sewing kit some days afterwards.