*Snork* back to you. I thought my brother and I were the only people to snork each other...
I came across a couple of paragraphs I thought would be inspiring, as well as to remember why we are here...from Nicholas and Alexandra: The Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia[/i.
It is a collection that lets us study the "original" in all his guises: emperor, husband and father. Everyone who looks at these photographs will see the last tsar of Russia in their own way. One feeling, however, unites us: These photographs attract us because in them we see a human life. And regardless of the time and tragedy that separates us from that life, we can comprehend it and identify with it.
The personal photographs, diaries and letters of the emperor complement one another, and enable us not merely to reconstruct and understand events more clearly, but to identify the entourage of Nicholas and his family, to see their characters, moods and attachments.
Louise, the blessed