"Funny how possibility can lift you. Funny how reality can slam you down."
"I had spent my whole life feeling homesick. The only difference between the two of us was that I didn’t know what or where home was."
Marian Keyes, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married
"I’m hungry for a juicy life. I lean out my window at night and I can taste it out there, just waiting for me."
"I want to tell the nurses no scale can measure
the pain of my dreams
"I am gone and am not coming back, but I remember everything."
"Collect books, even if you don’t plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library."
18 July 1918 - The Red Terror Against The Romanovs Continues
Just one day after the murders of the Imperial Family, six others, including two loyal servants, were taken to the remote village of Alapayevsk and throne, alive, into a mine shaft. The White Army reached the town just weeks later, sadly too late to save them. Rest in Peace:
HIH Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna (sister of Tsarina Alexandra), Prince Vladimir Paley, HIH Grand Duke Serge Mikhailovich, HH Prince John Konstantinovich, HH Prince Igor Konstantinovich, HH Prince Konstantine Konstantinovich, Elizabeth’s faithful companion Sister Varvara and Grand Duke Serge’s secretary Fyodor Remez. ✝