Posts tagged ‘József Attila’

November 23, 2014

things that make me happy

by ada

This mini snail I met on my way to work one morning.


This plaque, which I, after having passed it five times a week for the last six months, have finally noticed. It marks the house the Hungarian poet József Attila had once lived in.

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The rainbow I saw from our balcony the other day.

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These pressed flowers I found in a book. They must have been there for the past twenty years.

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These fox earrings (I am slowly but irreversibly turning into a Crazy Cat Lady; a spinster of a certain age, with wild hair, weird clothes and age-inappropriate jewellery).

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Autumn. It’s almost gone now so let these pictures stand for All Things Awesome That I Missed Out On This Year.

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March 8, 2012

Budapest – a walk at dusk

by ada

March 8, 2012


by ada

For today I planned to visit the Dead Library, an exhibition of Centrális Galéria, but I was after a wrong number so I didn’t find it. After completing three circles around the whole block without noticing anything that bears at least a slight resemblance with a gallery door, I got nervous and decided to leave it and take a walk instead. So happened that I saw the sculpture of the famous and very good Hungarian poet, József Attila, who was suffering from schizophrenia, which made him committing suicide at the age of 35 and who is one of the favourite poets of mine. You can read the English translation of some of his works here and here. There are some nice jobs amongst the translations, but, well, Hungarian language is Hungarian language. It has a beauty and athmosphere that is just impossible to give back in any other language. Even Shakespeare is more beautiful in Hungarian than in original.

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