Monday, May 5, 2014

Ukraine, then and now

Vladimir amid the poppies

Vladimir, son of Prince Igor, dreams of his love for Konchakovna, the daughter of his people’s enemy. The dream mankind cherishes of peace that surpasses history and hatred.

Amid the poppies now:

When can we grow beyond issues of borders, of trade, of history, and cease to hate, to kill?
Sometimes two pictures say more than can be said in words.

photo of the soldier thanks to Oleg Sergheev

Katherine Ashe is the author of the Montfort series on the life of the founder of modern elective government.