I just want to take this blog-moment thank the people who have been going out of their way to save my ass. This namely goes for Anna and Alex – but there are a few others involved as well. I hope that one day, I will have the honour of saving your asses right back, guys. Thank you for consenting to be my friends, and for being so great at it, better than I could probably ever be. I, who am about to start a new and lonely life bereft of your company, salute you.
“…И вот тогда из слез из темноты
Из бедного невежества былого
Друзей моих прекрасные черты
Появятся и растворятся снова”
– Bella Akhmadulina.