[photo-a-day: march 14]

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud, said someone.

Rainbows are not possible without rain. Rain is not possible without clouds.

Sometimes we have to take the bad with the good.

Some clouds are pretty: white and fluffy, they look almost edible. They decorate the skies.

Some are depressing: hanging low and smothering with their presence. They press the sky out.

Some are storm clouds: dark and angry, they seem to want to kill everything that crosses their path. They light up the sky.

I find that I like fluffy clouds and storm clouds. There’s a certain ominous beauty in those latter ones. They shatter the heavens with mighty thunder and bask everything in the dazzling lightning flashes.

What clouds are your favorite?

P.S. This picture below was taken from my office’s balcony. The sky is clear once again, but it was amazing to see sun rays gleaming through those curtains of condensed water. 

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[glimpses of ukraine: kyiv]

As you know, I am from Kyiv, Ukraine.

Ukraine is located between Poland / Belarus / Russia (but it is NOT a part of Russia – please don’t confuse the two) / Hungary / Moldova…

It is territory-wise the largest country in Europe.

Ukraine has been independent since August 24, 1991. We are struggling, but still independent.

Kyiv is the capital of the country – it is a city of about 5,000,000 people during the daytime (a lot of people come to Kyiv for work and otherwise live elsewhere).

Here’s a little glimpse of what my city is like. (Maybe this video will help you make the decision to come visit Ukraine:)