What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy? ― Mahatma Gandhi
The tempo of her piano playing is fast; her notes are filled with nostalgia.
This unnamed musician’s music mirrors the sentiments of the Ukrainian people; her tight rein on her emotions mirrors the dignity of the Ukrainians even under an unspeakably evil assault. She plays a goodbye song to her beloved but ruined home as she sits among the rubble of it.
The Tragedies of War
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime — Ernest Hemingway
Just a month ago, they were living in peace, even as the threat of a Russian invasion hovered over them. And now, it’s happened . . .
Focusing on her music with her anguish very much in control and expressed only through her playing a goodbye song to their bombed-out, beloved home — still, it’s the depth of anguish that everyone else in the world feels for them.
The innocent citizens who, unfortunately, are without political power to change the fate of the innocent Ukrainians who are suffering and being killed — children, old people, women, everyone who deserves to be happy like everyone else in Russia and in the member-countries of NATO.
You can only pray and weep inside as those in great power play with people’s lives while hiding in their palaces that were built on the blood and sweat of the proletariat.
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people ― Howard Zinn
Are those leaders without conscience capable of feeling shame?
It’s a rhetorical question, needing no answer. History will judge them, and they cannot rise from their graves to distort the truth once more.
This Ukrainian musician knows how to let go with grace and dignity. Today, the innocent among them are bleeding and downtrodden, but they have the love and prayers of true friends from other parts of the world.
One day, this war will end in shame, and Ukraine will rise and sing again.
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