In these times of an increasingly obvious media dysfunction, their old role is increasingly taken over by the wider alternative media: social media, twitter, youtube, facebook, discussion fora, reddit, wikipedia, crowd-funded independent investigative juournalists, etc etc. Here is a wonderful example of this. Ukraine is now much in the news, and almost exclusively with respect to their relationship with Russia, which has taken a destabilizing, quasi-military turn in the last few months. As I guess virtually all of you know by now. However, Ukraine is so much more than that. It has a social, and cultural, and emotional, and technological, and literature-rich flora of other facets. And it is always so important to keep the big picture of things – to remember all aspects of our beings. Because that puts things into balance. Regarding the cultural aspect of Ukraine, I just witnessed one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen: a wonderfully inspired and talented artist, who creates in sand – live on stage. She does it reflection of the music, but also – more generally – as a reflection of the times she lives in. You mustn’t miss it! I just saw it as a youtube-link on facebook, and will post it both here and there 🙂

Enjoy! 🙂