Valentina Lebedeva once joked that such a review in my performance should be called "My life in Helen-Ocean sweaters." We laughed, Ok, but in fact this is not very far from the truth. Yes, I didn’t take Lena’s sweaters with me to the Seychelles or Thailand – but I thought about it :) These two sweaters have already been with me in a lot of places, climbed the masts of different ships, tried the spray of a dozen seas, kept warm on cold evenings on Lake Huron. I go to a store in them in winter and wear at home. And now one is on me. I will never forget a wonderful conversation with an unfamiliar Dutch grandmother on a pontoon after mooring a huge Dutch punt in a strong wind in a narrow place: “I think we need to run to help, and call the harbor master on the radio on the Riba, but my husband is suddenly so strict - what are you stupid? Look at his sweater, he knows what he's doing!" You can probably endlessly try to list situations in which my two favorite sweaters helped me out. Or try to write about their virtues - the quality of the wool there, that's all. Or tell about Lena, whom I love and respect very much, and about the cool thing that she does. Therefore, I will only say one thing. I spend a lot of time away from home, mostly at sea. And these sweaters - that's my word of honor - a very important piece of home comfort, which I really like to carry with me. Well, I used to like it. Now it's more of an addiction.