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The Scarcity of Miracles 


This work is a memento to the ones caught up in the Ukraine conflict, who are killed and whose bodies could not ever be found or identified. Meanwhile there are onlookers (waiting for a miracle?), the rest of us. It is about the pain of not knowing, the sacrilege and denial of the last rituals, the ultimate horrors of war, because for every one miraculous escape, there are the unaccounted-for, who did not make it... This work is also about the survivors, for whom there is not going to be closure. They are denied even the possibility of paying the ferryman.