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Dancing and Viktor Frankl, Part 2

I’m sure you’re sick of hearing about Liliana’s dancing, but what’s so amazing to me is that she alters her movements to parallel the mood of the song.  Even her face mirrors the singer’s voice–his or her emotions.  We put Brandi Carlile’s “The Story” on for her, and if you know the song (I’ve included […]

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Dancing & Viktor Frankl

As I sit writing this, the sun has gone behind the mountain across the bay from our villa.  The gray clouds are lined with a peachy-pink, and the clear blue sky on the other side shines through.  It’s just rained, and night is falling.  Ah, such a beautiful sight.  But not quite as beautiful as […]

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The Caves Monastery

More gold domes, more fantastic paintings. The Kievo-Pechersky Lavra or the “Caves Monastery” is the main tourist attraction in Kiev.  The cluster of churches with clean white exteriors and green and gold rooftops is considered the spiritual heart of the Ukraine.  The Lavra dates back to when Prince Vladimir introduced Christianity as the new state […]

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Academic Botanical Gardens & St. Vladimir’s Cathedral

Truly, each and every day we don’t expect something (in reference to adoption news), it’s a good day. Today, I am thankful for a best friend in my husband.  Today, I am thankful that we are safe from harm (or maybe that’s because I am blissfully unaware of the city’s dangers).  Today, I am thankful […]

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St. Sophia’s Cathedral

We wake up reminding each other that everything will work out. Idealistic thinking?  I don’t know.  But it sure makes the day pass more quickly.  Whatever happened to my Momma Zen moments (please see previous post by that title, if you’re stumped)?  I’m trying.  I’m really trying. Around noon, we head down Khreschatyk and through […]

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