Friday, December 21, 2012

Five(-ish1) Minutes: Mister Big Beard

Are those pajamas? Do you think he's also wearing bunny slippers? (I'm getting a Russian author vibe, a Russian author settling in for cozy time.)

1 I kept really really close to five minutes this time, palpitations and all.


  1. Anonymous11:54 AM

    Fearsome, but kindly behind the eyes.

    1. He looks like Paul Bunyan to me.

  2. Dimitri Solunsky, poet and prose author. Famous for his phantasmagoric tales and poems of ancient Siberia that mainly involve shamans and animal spirits. He is a master of conjuring up the white fright of cold cold Siberia. His shamans are disturbed creatures, as all shamans are. Nothing mysterious there. However, his shamans have a wickedly sly sense of black humor. This is what makes his tales so terrifyingly beautiful and transcendent. Sometimes his shamans will appear as Ted Baxter and then turn into Roux Paul. They are always transmogrifying and shape shifting. Shamans might appear as Peter Boyle in "Young Frankenstein" and abruptly transform into a "grotesque" Sarah Palin. The poor souls who come to them are often scared out of their wits. Which is, after all, the point.