Saturday (Zalaegerszeg)

I know you know that I made those mistakes maybe once or twice By once or twice I mean maybe a couple a hundred times Julia Michaels, Justin Bieber, Justin Tranter, Michael Tucker, Sonny Moore   Sometimes the right singer makes the words right. I never thought I’d be linking to a Justin Bieber song,…

Leave-taking Ceremony

Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind; Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave. Edna St. Vincent Millay, from Dirge Without Music I’ve misappropriated St. Vincent Millay’s words here. I hope she wouldn’t mind. Before heading to London I witnessed the Leave-taking Ceremony, a tradition throughout Hungary. ┬áSeniors – before taking…

Errands

What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. from Leisure, William Henry Davies While performing errands on Saturday I happened on the Saturday/Sunday?/Tuesday? market, which in Zalaegerszeg is neither a tourist event as in San Miguel nor a political statement, meeting place, or something to do with…

Blossom plenty

Our lives were still a raid on our own good luck. We knew we’d live for ever. We had not learned What a fleeting glance of the everlasting Daffodils are. Ted Hughes, from Daffodils   Blossom Dearie

Walk about town

I live on a street named Plantan Sor, so named for its long row of plane trees, which are protected in Zalaegerszeg. Following my street to one of its terminations, one passes beneath a stately old tree that has been taken over by the Crow Gang. They sit high in their perches waiting for passersby…