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for ukraine.

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The village of Dzembronya, in the Carpathian Mountains,

is often called the place where the clouds are born,

because it is the highest mountain settlement in Ukarine.

 

“people do not want war.

war springs from causes wholly outside the lives, interests, and feelings of the people.”

-frederic clemson howe

 

 

photo credit: Roksana.Bashyrova/WikiCommons

russia!

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russian festival day

a little taste of everything

lots and lots of happy dancing

 traditions, tea, wine, beer, language, music, religion, art, history

loved experiencing this culture

 the people so passionate about it

and all so new to me. 

“a nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.”

-mahatma gandhi

extraordinary.

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rereading one of my favorite books

well-worn/well-loved

dr. zhivago

  sweeping epic set in russian history

extraordinary characters

extraordinary times

pasternak a poet

i would love for it to have

a different ending

for just one reading

yet know

it would not be

the story it was meant to be.

 

“literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people,

and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.”

-boris pasternak

and now, for a bit of beautiful news from russia

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npr ran a series of photos, taken by russians, immersed in their everyday lives.

in spite of the politics and the games, life goes on as always.

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.  – Konrad Adenauer