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The common nightingale is the official animal symbol of Ukraine.  It’s an important element in Ukrainian folklore as a harbinger of spring and a voice of sweet, happy sounds...


As long as there is someone left to pick up the discarded bits, to piece them together into a new whole, there is hope. It doesn’t have to be perfect, as long as it functions; as long as it can be viewed as the bud of something new, there is hope. Then, with time, this new ‘whole’ will grow into a true representation of ‘now’ in the future, hence building a new past. You have to believe in that.

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