It looks bright and sunny on the webcam. Blue sky and white clouds, sunny but cold I’m sure. I can see four towers two large, two small that rise above the other buildings. They are painted gold and the sun reflects brightly against the paint.
The picture looks so peaceful, I have the volume turned up but there is no noise. I imagine that the scene I look upon was the same last week, last month and last year. I imagine that this scene has been unchanged and just the same for many years.
But on this day and at this time, 1.20 pm here and 3.20 pm there, I know from the other screen in this room, the TV screen with pictures of tanks, used missile shells, burnt out vehicles and people leaving that if I were to look at this webcam again in Maidan Square, Kyiv later today, tomorrow next week that things could be so different.
I heard someone quote Lenin yesterday, the quote was “There are decades where nothing happens and there are weeks when decades happen.” How true that seems from Monday evening when we first discussed writing something for on this day.