By Donna and Pete
Tatyana and her brother, Rolph live out in the country in Romania. The people there are 100 years behind the rest of the world. It is a little depressing.
Tatyana is daydreaming and feeling hopeful. She wants to be in the city. She's dreaming of someplace else.
Rolph is looking at the crop that he will be harvesting with his parents later that day. They use a horse drawn cart with automobile tires to complete their work. It's quite primitive but it gets the job done. He isn't looking forward to it because it's hard work.
The environment where they live is rural and gloomy. It is a cold October day. They see that the fog is lifting, so they will be able to work.
When the children grow up, Tatyana moves to America. She is happy but also a little sad because she misses her family and connections. Rolph remains on the land. He does what he knows. He is poor but he is comfortable with his place in the culture. It is primitive but personal and family centered.