Colorful life – level 2

08-04-2021 07:00

Vladimir Sedakov is a 74-year-old pensioner from Yekaterinburg, Russia. Some people call him Spartak because he is not a typical pensioner.

Sedakov writes poems and he paints pictures. He wears very colorful clothes which he makes himself. Also, he has a pet goat named Marusya.

There is something even more special about Sedakov. He has 60 tattoos, and one day, he wants to have tattoos on his whole body.

Sedakov says that his tattoos make him happy, and they give him a lot of energy which he needs for his art and life. His tattoos make him strong enough to fight with the hard moments of life. Sedakov is a good example that if you make your life colorful, it does not fade.

Difficult words: pensioner (a person who gets money from the government when he does not work anymore), poem (a piece of writing where a person speaks about his feelings and ideas in a special way), fade (to become less colorful).

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