03 May 2005

Ukrainian roots

as a boy the best parts of having a Ukrainian heritage:


& celebrating xmas twice. the "normal" one was at the end of dec but the orthodox one was celebratd at my grandparents' church & home at the beginning of jan.

this came back to mind just now after reading John Perreault's current blog entry. it begins with a walk around the neighborhood in which he lives. it's been many years since I've seen John but one of the last times was over pierogies at the Ukrainian Restaurant. so it's easy to picture him strolling there.

from the personal he drifts into the opening of the Ukrainian Museum & its Archipenko exhibition. the kind of writing that drew me to John's column in the Voice in another century.

I love the way that lives & experiences intersect.

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