It turns out that Regina and Victor Lewis, my neighbor's parents, survived the Holocaust in an amazing story that intersects with Schindler's list. You can read about it here. What struck me was that I have known her for many years, and had no idea of the horrors she endured and the miracle that she survived. It made me think about the people we encounter every day -- we have no idea of their back stories. We think they are ordinary when they are probably extraordinary.
Reading the Lewis's story, I wondered whether Regina looked at the starry skies over Auschwitz and wondered if she would see Victor again. The unlikelihood of ever seeing him again must have been overwhelming. Even if she had known of his daring escape from the cattle car bringing his family to death, to believe that she would survive and that they would reunite would have surely been too much to bear.
Immediately after reading their story, I created this collage with a rough sketch of an angel in the stars:
Scrapping the Music's current challenge. It's a really cool challenge -- 5 songs with great lyrics. Any art medium is allowed, so check it out! Also, linking up to Paint Party Friday, Creative Every Day, Inspire Me Monday and Artists in Blogland -- great blogs for sharing your art!
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