Well, the bombs are falling. America is in a split mind about
it. I am going on a five day retreat at Olema to meditate and
pray. I hope the war is short and the that the aftermath is
not to intense. But who knows what kind of jitters this third
Gulf War will unleash. The Iranian revolution, the Afghan-Soviet
war, and the first Gulf War let loose events no one could have
forseen: Suicide terrorism, the end of the USSR, and the beginning
of a new global era few understand.
live in the Persidio. An abandoned military base next to the
Golden Gate Bridge and fabulous beaches. One sometimes feels
one is not in San Francisco. Many Russian immigrants live here
and today I sat in silence in the local Russian Orthadox church
with its scent of incense and beautiful non-linear murals. I
tried to go deep in myself and think about the challenges ahead.
feel this year will see many positive changes with the translation
project despite the current dark mood and I am glad all of you
have stayed with me up to this historical moment.