E.G. (elainegrey) wrote,

I'm not obsessed, but i am fascinated by the Estonian Singing Revolution. Last night i went over to be with Mom, sister-in-law M---, and niece S---. Mom asked me to share more about my trip, and i told the story of the Estonian Singing Revolution and the song festival. We watched the opening of the festival on YouTube entertained by the variety of costume, amazed by scale.

I'm planning on speaking about it as one of my topics for Meeting in August, inspired by the non-violent nature of the revolution. This morning i pieced together a timeline prior to the 1917 declaration of independence, and came to understand more how Estonian history is dominated by Russia and Germany. In a sense, even though Estonia was part of Czarist Russia in the 1800s, the nobility were German.

Mom still looks so faded with the exhaustion brought on by the complications from the biopsy. Dad too is exhausted. My brother's clan departs today, while he stays on a few more days.

Tags: f&f, mom and caa, wkwn

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