Eglė Vengalytė de Meulenaer, 2022, Lithuania

Buds of Ukraine that are not destined to open

A person truly grows up when they are able not only to take but also to give. In other words, their palms, from the position of ‘me, mine’, open up and blossom into ‘to you’.
9 March, 2022, Mariupol maternity hospital, the children’s hospital…
When a child is born, their whole life unfolds in front of them with endless possibilities.
The war robbed Ukrainian children of those endless opportunities. That injustice pains me. I feel sorry for those babies, for their families – if they survived. But if they lost everyone, who will remember them?
I implore you to never forget!