It’s been a week since I posted a story and what a week of hell it has been. It’s hard to post about fashion and beauty when you know people who have friends and relatives in bomb shelters in Ukraine. In fact, my planned post for this week was going to be about this Saturday, March 5th, which according to my horoscope will be the best day for me of the year (I’m a Pisces, my birthday is next week). I was going to write about all of the things I have been looking forward to doing post-pandemic and what would constitute a perfect day in my eyes. Now, it seems trite. And unless something spectacular happens, the day isn’t going to live up to the hype.
All the constant news scrolling is a lot, and the uncertainty feels like the beginning of the pandemic when the future seemed rather terrifying. Going forward, I will go back to supporting women and brands that I love, it’s important, we will need to move forward. But for now, I’m trying to support the people of Ukraine and waiting for that sliver of hope. In the meantime, I am trying to grab onto any good news, like the reports that the Ukrainians managed to save 25 works of artist Maria Primachenko (above) before the museum holding her paintings was bombed. I didn’t know anything of Maria; it’s nice to discover something new and positive. May there be more positive things to celebrate soon.
Michelle Alexander says
Amazing post. Captures my feelings so well.
Dana D. says
I feel this way as well. And for many months now, these feelings have been directed toward the “war” occuring in my own community.
I keep thinking of the phrase “think global–act local.”
I think daily of the unhoused American refugees (refugees of a war against the poor) who live in tents a mere half mile from my comfortable home.
I wish that it didn’t take a war on the other side of the world to break our hearts. I wish that “causes” weren’t sexy…and that we could focus on the people here, with us, who most need our money.
Yes, sadly I agree.
Margot Goldberg says
Thank you so much for sharing. What beautiful work. After reading your post I came upon more of her work. Really touched my heart.
I am so glad.
What a beautiful piece of art, so joyful and hopeful. Thank you for this post, as always, you’re afraid to put into words what so many of us are feeling.
Beryl Meiron says
Much gratitude for putting into words what many of us are feeling right now. The mundane tasks of everyday living seem so trivial. Thank you, too, for introducing us to the sheer beauty of the art by Maria Primachenko. Simply glorious.
The situation in Ukraine is beyond sad – it’s absolutely devastating. I read that 25 of Maria’s paintings were destroyed in the bombing, not that they were saved. I’m hoping that your report is correct.
Apparently after it was reported that they were destroyed, unconfirmed reports came through that they were in fact saved. Who knows if and when that will be confirmed.
My thoughts and prayers are with Ukraine. God bless the Ukrainians and their motherland.