Sunday from my desk


Moscow’s traffic and congestion are famous and beyond belief

–  much more impressive than the cold here.

So it is not the snowfall paralyzing the city, but the congestion,

and it becomes such a normal part of being here that you learn to use it.

It is very good for thinking, meditating and taking your time, no rush…

because you can’t!  The jams give you time to dream,

read, look at books… while you calmly wait in the endless lines.

The trip to Moscow this week has been a trip to museums of beauty

– they always bring me calm.