Russia, Sun and some coffee thoughts

Thought_bubbleIt is cold this morning and summer has faded. Summer faded in the middle of July and the weather showed signs of autumn coming, but even the most ardent lovers of winter do not wish for a summer so short. I have explained before that winter is the longest season in Russia, with fall next in length, spring a close third and summer the looser by a long shot…

I have found the best coffee in the world and it is made by MacCoffee and that has become my permanent coffee choice. I doubt you can find it as it seems to be a CIS and Asian coffee, but it is really good, try it if you ever get the chance. That is what I am sipping on as I write this article this morning, cold weather and coffee go together…

Only tenacious life survives in northern Russia and that includes people. A good day for sunshine is an hour of that golden globe showing from behind clouds. If you get an hour or more, then that is a sunny day. When the sun does come out from behind a cloud, you will see people stop and face the sunshine. They close their eyes and stand in the sunbeams. They absorb that wonderful sunshine and then as soon as the sun goes away, they go about their business again. It makes sense to me now after living in Russia 7 years. The sun is precious and you must enjoy and absorb the rays as often as you can. Your sanity and health depend on it…

I did like a Russian does today, as the sun came out for about 20 seconds, I faced the sun and felt the slight warmth on my face and it made me feel better. It made life look better…

Then the sun vanished and I realized that 20 seconds was most likely all that she wrote today. For rain is the forecast all day long…

But that 20 seconds of sunshine falling on my face was all that was needed to make the day perfect and wonderful…

Yes tenacious life is what survives in Russia, could you survive 7 months of winter?

I just love Russia…

Posted by Kyle Keeton
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