at an open-air museum with country houses from different regions of Romaniahappy- 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.