In solemn tones, they pray for those back home
In the Ukraine
Praying here faraway in downtown Chicago
So, too, on other days they share their fears
About what’s happening
In San Juan
In Mexico City
On and on from around the world and almost every day, coming from all of the places that sent and still send people to Chicago.
And that’s why Chicagoistheworld; a place where our heads are turned back to the places where we came from, turned to hear the good and the bad, turned to a link back to a culture, a language, a root
And that’s why these stories come alive in languages in print or the radio or online, because our heads are turned backwards.
And because there is someone here to tell those stories.
And here is a story about Chicago’s Ukrainian National
Museum, which explains this link that doesn’t vanish.