March 03, 2010
Return to planet Moscow
I have returned to Russia yet fatter than before I left having eaten lots of sausages and chips on the Austrian ski slope restaurants and having drunk lots of good German and Austrian beer. I do believe that lady spring may be near in Moscow, she has made the temperature a bit warmer and it's actually a bit lighter in the mornings now, as I lay in bed this morning and opened one eye on the new day from beneath my warm bed covers. I plan to start running before breakfast and to free my mind of this depression and gloom that is like a huge heavy blanket that covers me. I think early morning exercise will help my weight and my mind. Spring and lighter days are a good cure for the Moscow blues. People say Moscow is not Russia and I believe them, we plan to visit other parts of this huge country and I hope to be a convert to living here.
While I was away, I took my boy swimming for the first time in Austria, it was a wonderful experience and he liked it. He had two inflatable orange arm bands on each little arm and he seemed delighted to be in the water, I held his little body and he bobbed up and down in the warm pool water like a cork on the ocean. Things like that are golden moments in a fathers life, no matter how corny or soft that sounds to you. Ask any parent and they will tell you. I hope to find a pool in Moscow to teach him swimming.
Today is another day and we will go for a walk and brave the Moscow air and traffic. Back to reality and to planet Moscow with a hard cruel bump.
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