On Sunday morning I went to Anya’s apartment with fresh croissants. She made some coffee and some tea and we caught up on everything we had done in the past two weeks. I really treasure these quiet moments with Anya. They’re better than any trip to a restaurant or bar.
Despite the fact that she had been up dancing until 5 am, she somehow found the energy to take in a tango lesson! She’s like the Energizer Bunny. In contrast, I took a nap and met a mutual friend of ours for dinner, Katya.
She and I chatted about life and depression and then Anya joined us and we micro-analyzed some personal issues…”What did this statement mean? Does this one word mean that the entire phrase means X?” I unhelpfully try to psychoanalyze the workings of a Russian-Scottish relationship (I am neither!) until we all give up and decide to go home.
This parting was easier than others because I have a plan for coming back regularly– a solution to both my mid-life crisis and desire to spend more time in Russia. Will it work? Stay tuned!
Eager to hear the plan and glad you’ll be here soon.
Good luck with the new life plan!
I got your site address from Artour at Sokol Tours in Pittsburgh. Nice job, a lot of fun. I also was a Fulbright to former Soviet Union (state of Kazakhstan) for two years (1996-98). Here’s my book on the Trans-Sib RR. Kind regards, Robert
Hey thanks! Nice to hear from you. I will definitely check out your trip. 🙂