I was surprised to find this winner of Ukraine’s version of the world-wide “Got Talent” competition. Whereas in the United States and Britain, the contestants are hefty opera singers with layman day jobs and children with adult aspirations, in Ukraine, the winner was a visual artist. Kseniya Simonova did an eight minute sand drawing depicting a romantic version of WWII German occupation of Ukraine, complete with bombings and lost lovers. At first, I was cold and skeptical, but Kseniya’s sweet haircut and the touching music got to me. Plus, props for the very patient audience.
Video compliments of my mother, who is on the top of every forwarded email.
ps. At the end, she writes “You are always here.”