Slow to post today, tonight for you. After an exhilarating day filming three videos, guess what? Yes, you are wise, grasshopper. Fatigue. The opening video explains just this, and the only reason I posted it was so that you could see the physical difference in the two days. No, it’s not because I’m narcissistic! Believe me…me on film, to me, is no treat. Mark that sentence up in ink, Mrs. Tuck!
A long morning of sleep, after a night of sleep is, well, weird. But it is necessary and must be done. I awoke close to noon, and Snizhana and her daughter dropped by for a visit. Nastia, her daughter, passed all her physical tests and is admitted today to begin her treatment. Please keep Nastia in your prayers. She is just19, and was quickly becoming debilitated.
A walk was in order, so I ventured out the gates and onto the streets. The photos below show the stringent security at this facility. Guards on duty – many – and a pass required at all times.
I found some quiet time, on my little white bench, a special time to sit and reflect…
The evening has been spent packing, organizing, and hugging my Olga. At points in the evening I was excited, but anxiety can and will nudge its head in occasionally.
So I’m really a little ticked off! I landed the same day as Snowden, and he was discharged from the airport one day ahead of my hospital discharge. I had been playing this little game in my head, a “who’ll be sprung free first” game. But I guess in the end, I am free, he is not. All is fair in love and war it has been said, but “checkmate”, I win this match up. He may have enjoyed better food, but certainly not better care and love. I leave with a new family in my heart. He stays….and that’s about it for him.
The next few days I will by attempting to explore Moscow, and will photograph as if I worked for National Geographic! Pics soon…