Я хочу купить воду без Гасс. Proudly back home to Luda, I carried my first bottle of “water without gas.” Like a kid, I beamed, “I did it.”
Spectacularly, the front is gilded in gold from floor to highest heights. A screen known as a iconostatis separates the altar from the people. Icons are everywhere. It’s a remarkable sight to see in such a poor country.
The priest has a bundle of spring branches in hand. He dips them in water – holy water – and sprays the people and most importantly the baskets.
A babushka pokes the priest on the back. Her basket has gotten little if any water. He turns and splashes both basket and babushka. She radiates wet smiles.
Everyone and everything is blessed. The Easter miracle - Love-Unending - is repeated.