Welcome to Pskem. Wild and beautiful area in South part of #Uzbekistan. This time I have gathered team to reach Badak Lakes #🏔
Добро пожаловать на Пскем. Дикая и красивая зона на Юге Узбекистана. В этот раз я собрал команду, чтобы достичь озера Бадак #🏞
“One of the key sparks for the novel took place in the mid-80s when my maternal grandmother passed away. She was a mean and nasty woman, not the warm loving bubby everyone talks about. She was extremely difficult. ✨ .
I’m first-generation American, and a huge part of my mothers’ family was lost during World War II. My primary family members now live in Berlin. During the funeral, my tante, my grandmother’s youngest sister, said, ‘You know why your grandmother was so difficult, don’t you?’ ✨ .
I thought is was because she lost her husband, she was uprooted; she had to figure out how her children would survive.✨ .
At the funeral, I learned that when my grandmother was 17, she was standing under the chuppah (bridal canopy) in the center of her village waiting for the love of her life, her betrothed. When she learned he had run off with the richest girl in their village, she was crushed. ✨ .
I wish I had known that! Forget the war, forget Hitler; it was devastated love. It was being abandoned that really set her course in life and created her personality and temperament. It also made her a survivor. ✨ .
Whereas she survived, 90% of her family and friends did not survive the war. It gave me an understanding of her. I wish I had known that while she was alive. I thought that would make a great story.” — Judith Teitelman 🙌 .
Read Judith’s feature interview “Guesthouse for Ganesha: In Conversation with Author Judith Teitelman” now on pinkpangea.com! 🖊✨💛 .
Visual escape to the time when the only way to survive the day was not looking for an air conditioned place😋 // Happy Hump Day•
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