Friday, May 10, 2013

A defining moment


Today’s “Blog every day in May” assignment was: “A moment in your day”
Mine was meeting Anya. I have rarely in my life run into someone who has a great knowledge of crucial turning points in history, this time I ran into someone who has lived them. Her house contains remnants of her many lives: Russian Icons, boxes, bronze artefacts from Jerusalem, ivory from China, Africa, wall hangings and pictures from all over – I could do a whole blog on the contents of one glass cabinet.  But all these mementos pale against the woman herself, the experiences she has lived, the people she has known and the knowledge she possesses. Such people are precious to our collective memory. Never mind that she served us Kulich and Paskha.
Kulich & Paskha