Christmas carols and an encounter with “Fred Flintstone”

Fred Flintstone

Fred Flintstone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Earlier tonight I went to a concert of Christmas carols at the Romanian Athenaeum.
I was moved. The conductor and the orchestra managed to render these well-known melodies
as if they were played for the very first time. Enchanting.

Afterwards I was invited by the soloist to a great dinner at a fancy restaurant outside Bucharest.

In front of me at the table, there was this Romanian guy. He was tall and big,
a robust down-to-earth man, slightly reminding of Fred Flintstone.
He was enjoying his giant T-bone steak. 🙂

He emanated massive inner force – indeed, a very strong presence.
You could sense he was loaded. I kind of liked him. He was not the sort of fussy “nouveau riche”.
He spoke most naturally and with great ease about his trips to Africa in his private jet,
about having a Hungarian cook with him everywhere he went – what a blessing,
imagine to have a cook of your own… – about
having I don’t know how many residences in different parts of the world.
This kind of life-style seemed to him the most natural way of living.

The money I made is the secondary effect of having followed my bliss doing what I love.”

If I said this, you most likely wouldn’t believe me, as I am not a billionaire.
This unusual man was. Not only rich but generous too – he paid the bill
for everybody.

If not me, you may want to believe him as to the rightness of following your dream.

Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, Romania

Romanian Athenaeum

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