I was seriously stressed lining up at the check-in. A doubt came over me, what if we actually needed a visa for Russia?! I mean I knew we didn't need it, I had checked it, but had I really checked it? I didn't remember doing that. It was a long time ago, and there had been so many little details to think about and look after in the last six months. I had not checked lately, what if they changed the regulations and we now needed a visa? It happens you know. They keep changing regulations. They are not like natural laws, man-made rules are capricous, depends on the person at the top, occupying some post. Good thing we don't have to worry about that when it comes to an object falling on the ground. We know that something will fall if we drop it. Not that we like the idea. We don't necessarily have to like the fact that our precious whatever gets broken. But there is so much solace in knowing that it will fall every time, that the rule doesn't change, we don't need to bother every time to see what will happen. There is solace in predictability. Well, quantum physics says it may happen, that an egg scrambled can become unbroken once again. But somebody has yet to see that happen.
What about the luggages? We weighed them at home but what if our scale is wrong and we have extra weight?
Well... That one is not much of a problem. It is only a matter of money. We pay the fee and be on our way. The visa problem is serious. Carlo has a visa. Russia asks for it from Italians. I ask him if he asked while applying about the Turkish being visa free. Of course he had not done that. My husband is not like me, questions do not come to him naturally, he doesn't know about getting information, double-checking. Anyway, if there is a problem, he can fly. We, with Lara stay behind. I wonder if the Russian Embassy has an expedite service? If we can apply for it on Monday, get it Tuesday and head to the airport to make it to the Trans-Siberian train before midnight?
What if we can't even start the trip after saying we'd be making it?
Okay, let's not rush ahead and come to scenarios before they tell us we cannot fly. Let's just wait to see if the woman at the counter says anything.
When so much depends on one thing, when all can come down like domino pieces, it's difficult not to stress. And this line doesn't seem to move!
Nothing happened. We made it.