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Saturday, January 2, 2010

You've got to check this out!

Have you ever heard about "sand painting?"  I have seen it once before while wasting time on youtube.  You know how that happens–you follow a link to youtube.  Then you click a "related video" link in the sidebar...then another...then another.  You do that several more times before waking up from your screen dream.  It always amazes me where I end up.  Hopefully, the video below doesn't cause a similar distraction. 

The below video: Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine's version of "America's Got Talent." She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII [description quoted from the info box].

Of course, I lack the context to fully appreciate the music and the story she is telling.  Nevertheless, she is extremely talented.  The music, the drama, the remembering, the storytelling are very moving–you can see it in the audience members' tears.  I can only imagine the sorrow experienced by people in similar situations.  

The nations continue to rage and kings plot.  Oh how I long in hopeful expectation for the coming Day when such sorrow is no more!

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