Monday, August 24, 2009

At Queen's Park - day29

Today Queen's Park is full of gray heads and the sounds of brass band. All against the background noise of jack hammers behind the fence due to some mayor renovations on the left wing of the building that have been going on for some time now. Most of the seniors speak what may be Ukrainian, I am not quite sure. Many people wear peasant style cross-stitch embroiled shirts. There are couple of scouts, priests in long black robes, and blue and yellow flags, so yes, they are Ukrainian. There is something very sweet and charming in those sound and views, and yet I know that to each of those gray haired heads there is attached a story of human struggle and survival, the realities of a past that is difficult for us to imagine, and maybe easier to be forgotten, but today they all came here to remember.

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