Siberia is Below

TomskIt is 5:08am in Tomsk, Russia; 2:08am in Moscow, Midnight in Amsterdam, 6pm back in New Jersey, and 3pm in LA. I didn’t have to come to Siberia to give you a run down of time zones, but after taking off and landing a couple of times today, I feel like I’m really living in all of these. As I look down to see scattered lights of unknown Siberian towns, I’m like an astronaut looking down at earth, watching land masses go by and fairly often; in awe of it’s vastness.

Beautiful girl next to me has a book. It’s probably nothing special as far as books go, but looking over at it’s pages spilling over with Cyrillic text, in my eyes it is some ancient text drafted by a highly advanced society. The girl herself- a beautiful scholar with the wisdom to understand it all and dare I think it- to explain it all to me during the next four hours aboard Siberian Airlines flight bla bla with nonstop service to Tomsk. “angleski?” I ask in my makeshift Russian dilect I create on the spot. “very bad” she responds. We smile at each other….


  1. luiz paulo
    April 12, 2010

    in Siberia and like being on another planet and that its conclusion ?

  2. April 12, 2010

    ????, ?? ???? :).

    Mark, you poet. Thank you for prelection. It was very intresting.

  3. bicyclemark
    April 13, 2010

    sometimes… yES!

  4. bicyclemark
    April 13, 2010

    oooh thank you, now I can write “Mark you poet” in russian. I think its cool to find a livejournalist! you’re a rare breed in some countries…

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