Tag: moldova

We Killed the Goat in Izbişte

If there’s anything I regret, it’s that I hadn’t experienced this before now. They had done it 2 times before, and from their tales I expected splashes of blood and post-kill grief. The first time they did it, they didn’t know what to feel; they were swinging between […]

Grandmother’s Garden

Of those who live in Moldovan villages, nearly every family keeps a garden. It is also true for homeowners in towns and cities. My host mother’s garden goes beyond sustenance, though: it is a place of gathering and quiet thought for those who pass through.