For most of 2015 my blog has been mute. What happened? I’ve been off on a dusty,topsy-turvy detour called Home Renovation and I am just winding my way back on to the main route.
It was rather challenging, compounded by my having to deal with a degenerate hip joint that has made life increasingly uncomfortable and painful. (I call it my Russian souvenir from eight winters of slipping and sliding around on Moscow streets from 2002-2009.)
The result of the much-needed renovation turned out beautifully and was worth the choking dust, noise and inconveniences. It appears, however, that another detour lies ahead for me. That route is called Hip Replacement Surgery. But in the meantime, it’s time to get back to writing. What will life and travel be like for 2016 considering the state of the world? I don’t know, but I believe we should live our lives to the fullest. What I have learned from people during my global wanderings is that those who have little or who have faced great hardships are confused and sometimes almost hurt when people who do have the opportunities to embrace a full life, don’t.
For 2016 I wish you all good health, good relations and plenty of opportunities for detours and diversions.
Featured Photo by Frank Meitzke.