When we are confronted with life changing events or the possibility of them, we tend to go inward and see life more clearly.
With the shocking onset of a war in an otherwise peaceful Europe, life becomes more real. Our senses are honed to feel, detect, and comprehend what is and might be going on around us. For a brief time, clarity replaces the fog and we become more human.
It is strange that it takes a war to make us learn the flag colors of the Ukraine, to become aware of its people, its history, and its current state of affairs because it is brought center stage at this time.
We become sensitized to the pain of others and feel a care that we previously were not conscious to.
The human and its behavior are a deep mystery to me.