A good setting is the perfect atmosphere where you can accomplish a task. Today I am writing from a little café which is amongst some of Chernigov’s most visited monuments. I sit and ponder over the many who have done the same before me. The breeze is a bit chilling but when I glance up I can see the Beauty of Ukraine which melts my heart.
I believe that this reflection will lead to personal growth. I am probably not going to be the next Emerson, but I can meditate and ponder what I has happened, what is, and what is to come.
I find it ironic that in front of me is a pair of lovers who are taking their pictures next to the same cannons which protected this town from the terror of outside invaders. Their presence is a glimpse of what the Ukrainian people have to offer, love worth fighting for.
Ukrainians treasure their poets, artists and writers. Monuments to their life’s work are everywhere. Their presence is even on their currency. Which I believe reiterates the thought that Ukraine’s currency is not necessarily in cap and trade, but in the depth which individual consciousness resides.
*These are the thoughts of Richard J. Roman, and do not in any way reflect the views of Peace Corps or its affiliates.