Thursday, March 1, 2012

Poetry Reciting

I wanted to quickly share a video that I got today during our travel to the villages.  Today, we got to experience the village life.  After a ride on a wooden sled pulled by a single horse, we went to the village's "club" to talk with the village youth and tour the library.  We got a short performance of two of the children reciting poetry for us.  Here is a girl from the first grade reciting her poem:

It was amazing to see the dedication to the arts and music, spanning across all age groups in the heartland of Russia.  It made me feel embarrassed that I could barely memorize a few verses of Shakespeare and play only a few cords on the guitar when kids half my age here could do so much more.  Even though they are always the ones asking me for my autograph, I feel like it should be the other way around.  I feel extremely privileged to have experienced their performances and witness their talents.

1 comment:

  1. Was all Greek to me! But she was very cute and seemed to enjoy sharing her poem.