"Tradition ist nicht die Anbetung der Asche, sondern die Bewahrung und das Weiterreichen des Feuers" - Gustav Mahler
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Slava! Slava! Snowman
Snowman made by Polish toddler, London. We moan in UK when we get 4 inches. "You call that snow!" snorted my Moscow friend. "In Moscow we get 40 inches!". "You call that snow!" said her mother who grew up in Siberia under Stalin. No electricity, no heating, no water, no firewood. It's all relative.
Driving back from Dvorak The Jacobin up Highgate Hill in a sturdy little Skoda, singing "Slava! Slava! Svoboda!" Other cars stalled, sliding and skidding but tough little Czechs make it thru.