I draw my parents as we talk. They are the only ones I stay in touch with the video - it helps me and it helps them and they still have power and internet - so we indulge in long conversations. A dance of changing subjects is well-rehearsed by now. This is a tiny window of respite for both sides.
These are the human faces of the war that Russia declared on Ukraine. My parents, they are far away from me, in a country that is fighting for its life. Thank you to all who fights to protect them and Ukraine and the right to be different, independent, the right to choose your path.