Loitering Without Portfolio

Back in Moscow with Maxine yet again. After Falmouth it is wet and chilly here, but our little nest is cosy. In addition to reconnections with friends, there have been Cartier Bresson and Brancusi exhibitions, Schiele drawings at the Pushkin, a remarkable Tretyakov exhibition of Russian revolutionary art, and a Garage Museum installation of Bone Music (Google that!). Along with everything else Moscow has to offer.

This morning Maxine left for her GMDSS course in Cowes while I, suffering a serious dose of relevance deprivation (or, as my sister calls it, loitering without portfolio), have 3 days in Moscow before returning home to Sydney.

I have assigned legal custodianship of Blue Dove to Miss Perfect. She is quite ready for boat ownership and this will give her the skipper’s skills she yearns for and has yet to complete. Finally I will acknowledge and formalise my status as 1st mate. Already she is talking about sailing BD to the Baltic and St Petersburg next season. Or else Brittany, or Portugal, or Iceland! Mutual inconsistencies like these are very typical of Miss Perfect and you can’t help loving her for, or despite them.

Blue Dove’s new skipper!

Bone Music

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