The Legend of Putna Monastery #Im4Ro

Putna Monastery, a legend

It took the strength of two men to open the massive wooden doors of Putna Monastery, and they groaned with legends as they parted. And it took two to open the massive doors leading to its nave, a stone engraving overhead remembering all those who helped rebuild and protect it.

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The Language that is a Nightingale and the Words of a President

Nightingale

The legend that tells us why the Ukrainian Language is a Nightingale is meant to be shared, especially in these times of war, and not only with children… They say Ukrainian is a language as beautiful as a birdsong, and for its speakers as special and full of hope as the nightingale is.

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The Sunflower Legend, a Folk Tale from Ukraine

Sunflower legend folk tale Ukraine

The bright and stately Sunflower and its touching legend is a folk tale of Ukraine and a symbol for the inspiring resistance of Ukrainian people.

Symbols and imagery used in national customs and rituals are passed on through generations and become the unseen backbone that supports us in times of trouble.

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Infinity Column, Between Art and Symbolism #Im4Ro

Infinity Column by Brâncuşi, from Art to Symbolism

The Infinity Column, art or pure symbolism, rises like a sky pillar, a staircase to heaven, and an eternal ray of sun.

The Infinity Column was created by Constantin Brâncuşi – Romanian modernist sculptor, painter, folklorist, philosopher, and musician with a keen interest in science – as part of his Târgu-Jiu Trilogy, alongside the Gate of the Kiss and the Table of Silence.

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Mary and Constantin Rosetti, a Love Like None Other #Im4Ro

Mary Grant Rosetti love

‘None is happier than the poet for he lives twice, as a man and an angel. With the sole exception that through his earthly life he experiences nothing but happiness and candor. But what use is this material life to me, for when it offers me love, I feel unworthy to partake in it?’ These are the thoughts of young Rosetti of 24 years of age on the eve of the 1840’s Christmas.

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