Daily reports in the form of the portraits - war in Ukraine. May 5-7. 2022

May 5, 2022, Day 71.
There was a lot of discussion about meds and medical offices but Mom ended it with the sentence "how can you talk about our health when this is happening around us". I tried to remind them that keeping up with the medications is helpful too as this way they will not require extra resources and we switched to the conversation about Mom's quest to conquer her smartphone. Patience was needed for all.

May 6, 2022, Day 72.
A long list of things that were accomplished - the trash was taken out, they took care of some shopping, banking, etc. It exhausted them by noon. There is a new member of the family in Kharkiv - a little black puppy that was found abandoned crying and was taken in - but a lot needs to happen for it to become a true family member. Politics is high on my list of not discussing with parents and they usually respect my wishes but today "they had to tell me".

May 7, 2022, Day 73.
There is a meme that is circulating with president Biden photoshopped in a famous painting "Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks" by Ilya Repin. There are two versions of this painting - one is russian museum in St. Petersburg and another is in Kharkiv, Ukraine in the main art museum. Ilya Repin was a famous painter who was born in Chuguev, near Kharkiv. We talk a bit about the books from parents' childhood. Dad keeps complaining that he needs a haircut and new meds.

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