The Windows Into Russia is the way to the soul of the Country…

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In Russia a window is more than just a window to look put of. A window is also the way to look into the soul of the Country and hence it is very important that windows are dressed properly at all times…

The picture above is what you will see for windows throughout the villages as you travel Russia. Even the colors are very typical of what you will see. It seems that only a few types of colors are available in a village and what you see is what you get…

It is the looking in through these windows that is what I am thinking about this morning as I sip that cup of coffee…

For you see the last few days have been rough and I really thought that I would end up in the hospital. I got sick and sick is actually a good word for what I had. I am feeling better and am going to drink two cups of coffee this morning. I have been drinking milk green tea from China and that was my mainstay the last few days. I don’t drink hot tea, if that is to show you how bad it got, for me…

I was able to see the soul of Russia first hand as I went from bad to worse and here is what I saw…

I saw that I could cease what I was doing and no one would care. I could never stop in America and even when I had heart attacks I had people showing up from the corporation to see if I could get back to work and if need be threaten me to hurry up and get back…

I saw how Sveta took two days off from work and stayed home to take care of me. She took the care of the dog off of my shoulders, she has forbid me to go outside for a week and she stocked the home with food and stuff, so that I had no excuse to go out and buy things. She cooked meals and in general just made sure that I would make it. She bought every type of pill that she could think off and some more that the pharmacist recommended…

(Speaking of a window into Russia: Pharmacists in Russia have no fear of lawsuits and actually no one has this fear. It is a wonderful feeling as you live in Russia to not worry about do what is right or get sued. Hence everyone likes to give advice on how to cure people and no one has to worry about being sued if they kill you! The truth is that you come out much better in this society, because in America to ere on the side of caution is detrimental many times to your life. No advice is poor advice at the best and in America is is common to hear, “I knew that and I knew what to make that better!”)

I saw how Russia has a hundred different ways to cure you and most are old fashion remedies passed down from generation to generation…

I saw Sveta’s family calling to see how I was doing and asking if I was getting better. They all had ways to help and really it seemed to me that they cared. Sveta’s uncle even made sure he put in his two cents worth as he just went through the same thing recently…

I had my birthday while I was sick and Sveta even made sure that I had my most favorite birthday food ever on this earth. I love lasagna for my birthday and usually make it myself. It is the birthday food of all birthday foods…

Sveta went to Globus and found lasagna in their area that they pre-cook the food at and picked up some. Now that was a birthday treat and a half. That made me feel better…

It really struck me as to how I am not alone anymore. Sveta is amazing and I think back to when she was even there during my last few heart attacks. She stayed by the phone all the way in Russia while I was in America and was there when I needed to call her. How is that for someone who cares for you?

That window in the picture above is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Russia is more than just a pretty face, Russia is a world of people who really do see life as it is. They understand hardship and they understand what it is about to do without…

They cure with grasses and twigs, your illness and they come to your house as a doctor to see you, if you need them too. I came close to having to have a doctor come, but just as I thought things would not get better, I felt a turning point happen inside of me and the light appeared at the end of the tunnel…

Russia is so wonderful and I sum it up according to a gift I got for my birthday:

A babushka in our building found out that I loved a certain type of bowl. Yes a bowl to eat from. She found out from Sveta that I adored a bowl that she had brought some salad in called “Olivier” and I had said that when I get a chance I need to get some bowls like that… 🙂

Well – guess what? I now have 10 such bowls to use as I desire. All brand new and all the most wonderful bowls that you could ever have…

That is what I mean when I say, “I just love Russia!”

Looking into the Windows into Russia is the best way to see Russia for what she really is…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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