Stockholm, Budapest, Romania

If this is not an amazing synchronicity, I don´t know what is…

Yesterday it was the first spring day in Stockholm. I went to my favourite café sitting on the terrace, seizing enchanted the longed-for sun rays and the coffee.

Despite the chilly wind, I was sitting in deep contentment smoking my cigar. A guy came by. He also smoked a good cigar.

“What do you think”, he asked timidly, “is it too cold to sit on the terrace?” Give it a try, you never know, I said jokingly…

He took a sit finally, overcoming his doubts. It was just the two of us sitting outside. We started to change a few words. As I was thinking of Budapest, longing for the great Callas cafe there, wondering how the weather is in Hungary, I happened to ask him whether he had been in central Europe lately.

“No, I haven´t”, he said. “But you know, I am so tired of this shallow modernity”, he continued. “the same malls everywhere, the same music, people with same attitudes, wearing same clothes, it is so boring, I would like to go to Romania as I heard that there are still places there which modernity hasn´t spoiled yet.”

Imagine the expression of his face when I told him I come from Romania…”This is really a weird coincidence” he uttered astonished…I did agree. Of all the existing countries… Romania.

I thought he was a poet. It showed that he was a film director.

When I told him that I am a concert pianist and composer he said : ” Do you happen to know Laszlo H.?”

“Of course I know Laszlo.” I replied smiling. He is a Hungarian pianist friend, who like me, has lived for a long time in Sweden.

To make it short, I was pleased to meet this man, he had a nice presence, we had a good laugh, we communicated easily and had an amiable dialogue.

A small world really…spring in Stockholm, my yearning for Budapest, Romanian ageless landscapes, pianists, composers and film directors…all these incredible occurrences in a single encounter on a windy terrace…

Anyway, who called me at noon today? Easy to guess… Laszlo. I haven´t heard from him in three years!! I spoke of him yesterday, he calls the day after…

We went out and had a great time together.

He has been living lately in Budapest, exactly the place I thought to go and visit again soon. 🙂

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

9 Responses to Stockholm, Budapest, Romania

  1. goldennuggetde says:

    Ha, it’s getting more and more weird. It offers not to be coincidences. But who knows?!? Doesn’t matter as long as it pleases you.

  2. julienmatei says:

    That´s exactly that. It gets more and more weird. There was even more interesting what happened, I just wrote the outline here…

  3. goldennuggetde says:

    As I improve to switch off the gossip in my head I begin to realize what I must have missed almost my entire life. Well, better now than never.

  4. julienmatei says:

    It is the ripe time now, that´s what it counts… We have long waited for this encounter with ourselves…

    • goldennuggetde says:

      Ya. I only wonder how close the encounter really is. This doubt will probably remain for ever. But who cares …… take it as it is 🙂

  5. julienmatei says:

    The encounter is between you and You. Doubt is many times, lack of courage to understand that there are no questions…only asnwers

  6. Marie Lundberg says:

    Härligt Julien! Läste detta med ett stort leende 🙂 / Kram Marie

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