La vita è bella (Life is Beautiful)
A painting for Ukraine.
.... for the possibility of hope in the face of unflinching horror
this war isn’t war — it’s a chance not to kill anyone
this love isn’t love unto death — it’s as long as it lasts
to protect one another is all this occasion demands
and to look at the world through a steady rifle sight
and to look within ourselves through every microscope
and to look at you at every hour every minute at all times
to protect one another — and in keeping calm and carrying on
to burn down to the ground and to rise up as smoke
this war isn’t war — but a certain and fiery passion
this love is forever — just as moments pass forever
we hit bottom to get stuck in some new heaven
there is a string that binds us all together
that string between us is a safety fuse
Many children have been confirmed killed and injured by the war in Ukraine.
Two-thirds of Ukraine's children are displaced. Families have been torn apart.
As well as loss of life, the conflict is causing devastating consequences for children's access to essential services.
by YURII IZDRYK