PRAYERS FOR UKRAINE
I have nothing profound to say here. I just want to express that I really don’t have the heart to keep writing my articles right now, both frivolous and serious. But it’s my gig, with some people counting on me for information/entertainment, so I’ll try to get back to semi-normal next week. I just could not do so without first paying tribute to Ukraine and her people.
So I want to offer my own meager prayers for Ukraine. I’m literally sickened by what’s happening to those poor people.
And it’s all because of one evil madman! Even after all my years on earth, I still can’t understand how one mentally deviant person is able to ruin the world. This is truly devastating.
I never thought we’d see a real Hitler again; I naively thought it couldn’t happen. Yet here we are. (And equally evil Trump has labeled Putin “a genius!!!” But are we surprised? At all?)
If any of us do not realize how abhorrent what Putin is doing to the Ukrainian people is, this should explain it—even Switzerland has come out against the Russian invasion! When the historically-neutral Swiss condemn something or someone, you know the situation is beyond horrific.
I literally feel sick when I read news sites that show the evil that Putin is perpetrating on the citizens of another country, and then in the next story, they let us know that a Kardashian went to dinner or colored her hair! So that’s a bit of my problem with continuing to write an e-zine.
I know that we still have to live our lives, so that’s what I will continue to do. But my last thought at night, and first one in the morning, along with my prayers, will always be for Ukraine until this horror is over. I hope yours will, as well.
At the same time, I’m also sparing a thought for the Russian athletes. People are trying to get them banned from all sports, which is unfortunate. I have a feeling that most of them hate Putin, as well. It’s not their fault that they’re Russian. But there’s probably nothing they can do; they’re most likely afraid that if they speak out against the tyrant, he’ll poison their loved ones. This whole war on Ukraine is ruining millions of lives.
And if this doesn’t show Americans how lucky we are, I don’t know what will.
As one of those fortunate Americans, I just felt the need to take this time off to gather myself. I’ll try hard to get back to work next week. I’ll begin by finally sharing my still-bubbling thoughts on the Russian Figure Skating debacle at the Olympics, which is sort-of apropos for right now.
And then I’ll try to ease back into entertaining and informing you in this e-zine, with a preview of Cirque du Soleil, (which is back, big-time,) and lots of movie reviews, which this is definitely the season for. And I’ll still pray every day that the good people of Ukraine will be able to go back to at least a semblance of normal by then. Actually, I wish it for today!
I beg everyone to please pray for this evil to stop. Start if you haven’t yet, continue if you are already doing that, and do every little thing you can think of to help, including (and perhaps especially) sticking pins into voodoo dolls of the madman.
And if you who are reading this are Ukrainian yourself, please know how much all of us are with you in our hearts.