In Moscow I found four rules for life: never stop, never miss anything, never be ill, never die. Today I will tell you about the first one. Every day millions of people walk pass you. During rush hours in the metro they strive to their destinations: to the train, to the entrance, to the connecting passage. The organized crowds run or flow gently by – the tempo depends upon the corridor width and time of the day. The one who is away or behind the schedule will be given a superior look or a perceptible poke. There is no time to turn around and sort things out - the human flow will collapse you. The same atmosphere is in stores, underpassages and even in some streets. Every place has its own rush hour - some have it at noon, the other – on weekend.
There are special places to stop – like parks and small yards which are not fenced yet. There is also unique time for it. For example, in Alexander Gardens such time comes only after midnight or during severe downpour. You may stop on a curb or by the column in the metro, if you find room there. Time is runnig forward, people are running by – do not stand for too long. Check your destination, send a rapid SMS, check in - and onward! If you need to wait for someone – pretend that you almost live here: lean on the column, take you phone out, put your backpack at your feet (careful, make sure no one can kick it) and take some food from the backpack. Right, now it’s your place for a while.
The mood was already christmassy: the table was laid long ago and the TV was on. The family was not complete this evening but the missing ones seemed to be right at the table. Moreover, they have already phoned and wished everyone a merry Christmas.