Friday, September 12, 2014

Pretty Funny Happy Real Romania

pretty
 at an open-air museum with country houses from different regions of Romania
happy- mama bunny at great-grandma's house gave birth and raised 12 babies in one litter!
funny- It was about 100 degrees and high humidity the day they helped grandpa with his 100 hives of honey bees. Funny? Probably not- but we are enjoying the honey now!
real- Compare the concrete plaza of the 'new center' of our city in Romania (population 140,000) with last week's pool/heaven complex photos of  'my' Austrian village (population 4,000). This is what communism and poverty does. This sidewalk was like this ten years ago. I'm not sure that anyone is really bothered by it- Slavs would say, "Je normalny." (It's normal), and Romanians say, "Asta e viata." (That's life)- As a privileged, middle-class American, their resignation peeves me, but "asta e viata!"
another way that Romania is 'real'- one is not separated from food sources. Even if one lives in a city, most likely milk, eggs and meat are bought from country contacts or family.

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures ! You certainly have a good eye for taking photos.

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    1. Thanks! maybe they would be better with a camera better than my $129 point and shoot :)

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  2. When we lived in Montana, I could buy just about any food I wanted from my local grocery store... or parishioners who raised it themselves or the Hutterites. I read "Animal Vegetable Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver while living there and it made an impression.

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    1. We are lucky to have farmers' markets around here which is a bit closer- but not the same as raising our own!

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  3. Beautiful photos. The children look great and have so many memories of the "old country". I want some of that honey when we come and visit please.

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