I wanted to write about friends and friendships in this current blog based on episode three. But really all episode 3 was about was LOVE. The goddamn love :) The sweet love. The oppressing love. The love of a man to a woman. Love for life. LOVE was the main thread that I noticed being sewn into the episode's fabric throughout.
The third episode clearly shows that life on the beach is not all that and not all about the beach. It's about us being normal and doing normal things in our abnormal life. I couldn't help but think how each one of us truly are yearning to be loved and love someone. Even when all we can think or talk about is sex (all the while wanting to just be cuddled late at night by our lover before or after or during the period of physical satisfaction) .
Or when we envision ourselves very powerful (just so we never get denied to have sex — be loved on that desk that not even Donald Trump can have, helllooo he has already gotten himself a lady to love him :). Or when we dress to be powerful and put a lot of make up on to support the appearance of looking older and perceived wiser and distract ourselves with our huge goals of making that deal today, that will make a difference (when truly all we want is our soon-to-be husband to tell us he missed us during the weekend instead of enjoying the lap-dances at the bachelor party). When we feel empowered after sex, or after we finish writing about celebrities "totally not getting married" (all the while aching to marry a nice guy who will love us as much as we would love him) . Or when we cut our lover's pants to make a statement and tell them to not play with our heart (during which we think 'is it really the right guy for us?' Because if we have to wonder what his reaction to our pregnancy will be, then maybe you are not in the right kind of phase of a relationship to have babies yet) .
Hi Maria, just wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading your blog. It seems to be very honest and sincere. You are not afraid to speak your mind or worry what others think. In my opinion many of the cast members are wearing a mask, some sort of defense mechanism, trying to appear strong and rough around the edges. What's really cool about you is that you are being real, true to self and thus appear a very strong and independent woman. Have a few questions for you. Are your parents going to move from St Pete to the U.S.? WHo is your closest friend out of the whole show's crew? Do you and Lina share a bond since both of you grew up in mother-russia? Looking forward to the next episode (somehow I became a very big fan of the show).
I always enjoy your blogs - you add value to the discussions. You're not sending out vacuous advice and platitudes and weird quotes like "words are the mirror to your soul..." WHAT? Nobody really talks like that, do they? Your discourse seems very genuine.
Maria, you're awesome. You are so confident and strong. I have to say that the scene and of you and your daughter in the car hugging, saying goodbye. It got me right in the gut and I had tears. It was a small, quiet moment and so incredibly beautiful and real. I could feel the bond you both have. And... I love your hair short. I have short hair now and love it. Hope you snip it short again. What is the beautiful red flower dress you wear in the promos?
Wow Maria! Your blogs make me like you that much more. You seem very genuine and strong. You make me want to live life!! :)
Maria, I'm a hobbyist photographer trying to make extra $$ thru fine art photography in local galleries. I'd love to see some of your fine art photos up on your website.
ps. You look fantastic with longer hair.
Hi Maria! You are very smart, beautiful woman. I'm really like your personality! But I don't like your T.A.T.U style.
I love you! I would have to say that is the best reality TV blog I have ever read. Just goes to show what someone with some depth can say. Thanks and I love your work!!!
I love your long hair, you look great! I really enjoyed this blog, it showed that there's a lot more to you than what is aired on the show.
Love your work...wondering which canon digital camera you use in the scenes where you were taking pics of your daughter and when ariel was using your camera?