The sight of Ukrainian refugees arriving at the border in Poland is heart-breaking, and yet I am so grateful for all of the Polish men and women who have welcomed them with open arms and open homes. I saw a photo of a mother and toddler daughter, waiting long hours in a train station in Warsaw after arriving from Ukraine. Of course they’re being given food, shelter, and clothing, but what a beautiful gift live music is for them! Every day, thousands more people flee Ukraine and no one knows when this will end.
When I began seeing the news reports of Ukrainians fleeing and being met at the border by musicians playing familiar music for them, sometimes Ukrainian folksongs. Here are some wonderful examples of that, just in case you haven’t seen any of them!
The first link connects to a man who is playing piano at the border and is playing Beatles tunes for the arriving refugees.
The second link is of a man who is not only playing familiar songs for arriving refugees but is also allowing them to play, if they know how.
Compassion is a wonderful thing and music is one of many, many ways to express compassionate and true caring. Pray for peace.