Friday, September 10, 2010
"Like a Fiddler on the Roof..."
from Jewish/Ukrainian writer, Sholem Aleichem - b. 1859-1916, writing about the little town of Boyarka, south of Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine. His tales of Tevya the Milkman would go on to become the Broadway Play and Movie by the same name. Sholem was petrified of the number 13, and wouldn't even mark the pages of his manuscript with the number. He died on the 13th of May, 1916... His gravestone says May 12a, 1916.
My fiddler is an Illustration Friday adjustment on my evil Sorcerer on the roof of Burliuk the Cossack's house. The story is going far afield to turn him into a fiddler, but that was the nearest Proverb I could think of, while doing this current series.