Sitting in the kitchen: September

I am a huge lover of September, of my kitchen, and of this music! This is by A. Borodin, who is a Russian composer from XIX century. I don’t know why, but I always listen to Borodin’s music when autumn is coming. This music is an awakening of the heart, at least as far as I’m concerned… I think not only about this particular piece, but about Borodin’s works overall. I have a thing for the East, even if is much more popular here to have a thing for the West. But I think these directions are not contradictory, or in the future they will not. Maybe because Poland, where I was born and raised up, and where I stay right now, is a land of variety. I find my place as a cultural melting pot, where eastern and western influences have been ever existing, and were complemented one another. I have also eastern roots – my grandfather was born near Kiev,  and his father, my great-grandfather, was one of the engineers, who had built the Transsiberian Railways. My great -grandmother was from an ukrainian aristocracy, at least this is beloved story of my father ( and my mother always responded: ” Yes, of course!”), so I have to check it one day. Thus, nothing weird, that I have a thing for the East! And my second great- grandmother was from Lviv. These towns in Ukraine were Polish before WWII, so it does not mean they were Ukrainians. They were maybe Poles, maybe Ukrainians, I don’t know.

So, summer is back in a big way! I heard in the weather report recently, that these days will very windy, so I was waiting all day for this wind. They said, that it brings much warmer air. At last the wind had come into the night. Here strong wind is not that spooky as a storm or a hurricaine, this is rather the matter of a towel, which is flying among the buildings, or a few plastic bags, or sometimes a pot could fall from the balcony or from the window sill. While a tree is wrinkled or is something bad with some roofs, it’s a lead story for the news in tv…

Who is sitting in the kitchen, when summertime is back?

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