Colorful life – level 3

08-04-2021 07:00

Vladimir Sedakov, nicknamed Spartak, is a 74-year-old pensioner from Yekaterinburg, Russia, who’s on his way to cover himself in tattoos from top to toe.

Sedakov creates poetry, paintings, and he wears incredibly crafted costumes. He has a pet goat named Marusya, and he certainly is no average pensioner. According to Sedakov, his 60 tattoos are the secret to his happiness, as they give him the great energetic potential in the fight against the unpleasant feelings in his life. His tattoos give him power, they bring in the memories and the past, and they also give him energy for the future, for art and for life.

Difficult words: potential (the natural qualities or abilities that help someone achieve something), bring in (to produce).

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