Coffee and Christmas in 2012 and Home is Where the Heart is…

hot-cup-of-coffeeTomorrow is Christmas Eve and while I have remembered Christmas, I have also forgotten Christmas! So I am going to remember Christmas this day, right now! For we do not have Christmas on the same day here in Russia and I have become very Russian as the time goes by. That is what is going through my head as I sip that wonderful cup of coffee this morning…

“Home is where the heart is” and that makes Russia definitely my home. It is hard to imagine being anywhere else anymore and this morning when I woke up after a restless night of sleep, I remember thinking that Sveta is going to have to work today! I remember being woke several times last night by phone calls that the servers at the Gazprom Bank where down and no one could get them back up again. That means Sveta has to work today on a Sunday…

Sveta is the computer guru of Gazprom Bank in the Moscow area. She is responsible for the IBM servers that are installed at Gazprom bank and when something happens, she has to go…

I will hear about all what happened later today and will I enjoy the conversation, as Sveta and I have hot tea/coffee with the discussion. I joked with Sveta as she left the flat, as she told me that the power is down to the servers. I said, “Probably the cleaning lady pulled the plug as she mopped the floors…”

Sveta frowned at me as she knew that was very probable and most likely the exculpate. Maybe not the exact reason, but most likely the issue is related to human incompetency and she could not get the night help to understand what to do, to correct the problem. So in to work she goes…

What does all this have to do with “Home is where the heart is?”

Well it is my life and my 7th Christmas and that makes Russia and Sveta my home, not home away from home, but home…

I was asked by a friend in America, “When you coming home!”

I thought about that a few days and then I responded to him, “I most likely will not come back to America! I have found my spot in the world and have no desire to leave this place that I have discovered truly by chance and accident. Sveta is my soul mate and where she resides is where I will reside. For she is my light and pivot in this uncertain world…”

Oh by the way, Svet (свет) is Pronunciation: [svyet] – Part of speech: noun (masculine noun) and I add an (a) to the end to make it more female. Her name is Svetlana, but I shortened it when I first met her and she never minded…
свет: Meaning: light, electricity, radiance, world, earth, society, people…

That meaning really fits my sweetie and the best Christmas gift is just having Sveta in my life…

“Home is where the heart is…”

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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