This is a remake of my August 2022 post, “Bella Ciao – Obiymy – Embrace Me – Despacito – Do Something.” I made one giant improvement. I removed almost everything I wrote, and left it to the Ukrainians. The old post is gone.
If you are new to this blog or perhaps did not get a look at them before, take another look at my posts about Ukraine. There’s a lot of history in those posts, plus art and music. I hope they raise awareness of the spirit of Ukraine.
What does Ukraine’s flag stand for? NATURE. Blue sky and yellow waves of wheat fields.
They push the heart toward believing more about the world than it seems to want believed, something more believable — more real — when they sing about it, something we need them to sing about, to keep the spirit breathing, to strengthen faith and disarm disbelief.
Balsamea’s new veterinarian, Dr. Nick Sherman summed up the change when he said of Buddy, Prince of Balsamea, “He’s a seizure dog now.” That was the night he gave me a supply of phenobarbital, because Buddy had four general (i.e., “grand mal” or full-body) seizures in one day, February 10, 2015.
So he’s “a seizure dog” now, but he retains his royalty, and reigns here as ever.