Saturday, 26 November 2011

Home Sweet Home?


This week, I have been editing a text about old women who have returned to their villages in the contaminated area around Chernobyl. Apparently, they are more terrified by the thought of losing their homes than by the very real threat of radiation poisoning.

Perhaps there is something heroic about their stubborn defiance as personified by the jaunty step of this lady in red with her heavy basket of logs.
Photo: Viktor Drachev

3 comments:

Susan said...

I guess it's human nature (as opposed to the unnatural things created by man).

Baboushka said...

I wonder whether they were ever effectively assisted by their governement to find a new home?

Profoundly Superficial said...

Probably not...