I’m sure you are following press reports of the situation here in Ukraine; and rather than add another inadequately informed viewpoint, I’m going to add a couple of links that have added to my understanding of the context for the current crisis and bloodshed.
Imagine an absolutely ordinary life in a country whose people have endured deep crises for many generations. These crises happen so often that the people have somehow learned to live with them. Crisis or not, life is for living.
Imagine a beautiful country with mountains, forests, fields, a warm sea, a mild climate, and particularly fertile land that you can plant a stick in and it will blossom. At least that’s what your grandmother said.
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