September 18-24, 2023. Days 571 - 577 of war.
My mom continues writing her memoirs and this week told me that she found a new trick for remembering dates for some of the events: she corresponds them with my changing teeth and my artwork :) She tells me: "I remember you did not have front teeth on that trip and painted this and that". I remember different things from that trip - but that is what makes these memoirs such a rich topic!
We spoke about people who are returning to Kharkiv and how some are finding new life possible but others find that they are not capable of living with the continued bombing. This week was hard for Kharkiv again. Some schools in Kharkiv are working online but others bring kids in. We talk about how scary this is for kids, parents, and teachers. Yet it also becomes a new normal. Which is scary by itself.