19 Aug 2023
The future and freedom in a coffee cup
Ikuntrusha’s morning starts with a Turkish coffee and a view of Tskaltubo Greenland from the window. Coffee gives him a feeling of security: he can read the future in a coffee cup – the wonderful future that people are looking forward to. For Ikuntrusha, the future is about freedom and independence, a path he has chosen for himself. He learned to read the future when he was in eighth grade and says that he has inherited these powers. Ever since Ikuntrusta’s magical powers have been his shield and strength. He says he can always cast a spell if someone offends him, already knowing their evil thoughts.
After a cup of coffee, Ikuntrusha has to do some housework, he has to take care of the chickens and ducks. Tasso Bunny is hungry and the two angry little dogs, named Jully and Seagul, are waiting for their meal. Ikuntrusha lives with his family and has to share responsibilities, but his only friends in this family are these two dogs and a rabbit.
Feeding animals is not easy, you can get dirty. That is why Ikuntrusha only appears in front of the mirror after his work and starts trying on new looks. His imagination helps him to transform an ordinary T-shirt into a fashion item by decorating it with shells or pieces of an old necklace. Everything can be used to create a new look, so nothing should be thrown away.
Once he’s fitted for a look, it’s time to take a walk around town. He can’t stand being at home, it’s hard for him to be himself there. He loves Tkaltubo and Kutaisi even more. Ikuntrusha is a wonderful city guide and knows every street and every corner. Especially the places to drink good eastern coffee! After leaving the house, he rushes to his friends and clients. He has no shortage of clients, as everyone wants to know the future.
Ikuntrusha also needs to have fun, but Tskaltubo is not the place for such activities; it is hard to find a place to hang out with friends in this old ruined resort. Instead, Kutaisi is full of life, but there is one obstacle: he has to return to Tskaltubo at midnight, just before the transport disappears.
In Kutaisi, people used to stare at him because of his appearance and gender-nonconforming behavior. Now, he says, he is “ok” with people staring at him.
Ikuntrusha says he has supernatural powers and big goals. He’s not afraid to be who he is, to wear what he wants, and to live the life he wants. Ikuntrusha lives in a world of ideas, where the best place is the Tskaltubo Centre and its hotel. It is a place where a cup of coffee is the most pleasant, where you have to change your appearance several times a day, where people are friendly and accepting, where you can only do something wrong by accident, and where mistakes can happen. Where all stories end happily and it’s clear from Ikuntursha’s cup that the future is going to be filled with love and happiness.