Friday, October 9, 2009

An extraordinary video

Today I am celebrating President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize by posting a video that has nothing to do with healthcare. This is an amazing piece of visual and performance art hailing from my old homeland. Warning: If you have even a drop of Eastern European blood in you, grab a box of tissues.


  1. Marya, I feel as compelled as well as completely ignorant watching this... I get the gist, but not the details... would you mind explaining some of the imagery, in particular the obelisk?

  2. Thanks, Liz, for your comment.

    I believe the obelisk is the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow (see this link with image: The story is the compelling universal story of love, war, loss, and enduring hope. The final caption says "You are always near".