I’m a ghost
that everyone can see;
Bone decorated wheel-lock musket originating from Germany, mid 17th century.
Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.
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In my mind I am eloquent; I can climb intricate scaffolds of words to reach the highest cathedral ceilings and paint my thoughts. But when I open my mouth, everything collapses.
Làszló Hunyadi on the Bier, 1859, oil on canvas, by Victor Madarász, Hungarian, 1830-1917. Hungarian National Gallery, Nemzeti Galéria, Budapest, Hungary.
Defeated in its fight for independence, Hungary escaped into its history, looking for ideals of patriotism and heroism not crushed by despotism.
King László V feared a threat to his throne and lured the increasingly popular statesman, Hunyadi, with a promise of safe passage. The king then had him seized and beheaded in 1457. Kneeling in grief at the foot of the bier are his mother, Erzsébet Szilágyi, and his bride, Mária Gara.
He would lie in the bed and finally, with daylight, he would go to sleep. After all, he said to himself, it is probably only insomnia. Many must have it.
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