Stations In Life - A Birthday Retrospective

by Agnes Felber January. 25, 2012 4416 views

Since I have decided to devote the rest of my life to try to learn Italian, I give myself the gift of this verse and song in Italian…sorry I can't offer a good enough English translation yet…

Giochi del tempo

Giochi del tempo e scorre la vita,
è come un rosario tra pallide dita
e come una fiamma che il vento non spegne
insegui il tempo che gioca con te.

Segni del tempo tra i bianchi capelli
ed occhi che cercano dietro i cancelli,
è come un sogno la vita che scorre
la storia del tempo che segna anche noi.

Tendi le mani e stringi la vita
adesso che senti che è tua la partita
e vincere o perdere non c'è da scegliere
ormai ha già scelto la vita per te.
E vincere o perdere non c'è da scegliere
ormai ha già scelto la vita per te.

E vincere o perdere non c'è da scegliere
ormai ha già scelto la vita per te.

When I studied in London, England …I wish it had lasted much-much longer…
I had a hand in developing this shot and that explains the poor quality, LOL

When I had dark hair, for half an hour or so… this was just about the right lenght of time for that..
(This is a photograph of an old polaroid, need I say more?)

When I started to work in Budapest after I finished my studies…this was my public transportation season ticket ID photo..:o)
(A quick studio shot for the ID, made by a tired, old photographer lady–one of the best pictures of me, ever, I thought)

This is when I got a job and moved back to my hometown, Szeged, and met my future husband… he took this photo of me on our first daytrip together.

And the Present: another big change in life, moving back o Hungary! May it prove to be a joyful time!

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Jorge L Moro 5 years, 8 months ago

And a very Happy Birthday!!!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jorge L Moro 5 years, 8 months ago

What a great gift to have all these images over time. And they are all beautiful! Including the present.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pauline Wilson Brooks 5 years, 8 months ago

Wonderful to have such a collage of time-stamped photos - hope you had a great birthday.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gian Luigi 5 years, 8 months ago

Wonderful set, these images Amarcord, make us think of time passing, I must say that # 2 is just a good season ! :-)

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Stormfish 5 years, 8 months ago

you always had and still have this look of expectation in your face - as if whatever you expect to happen, still hasn't. happy birthday! :-)

p.s. i share your wish to learn italian, but i lack the energy and time to put my wish into a will.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Juhász Imre 5 years, 8 months ago

Boldog születésnapot kívánok!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mimmo Mallamo 5 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful memories Agi. Happy birthday.
I've translated the words in English for you, hoping that is the right translation.

[i][b]Time plays[/b]

Time plays and life goes by,
it's like a rosary between pale fingers
and like a flame that the wind cannot extinguish,
chase the time that is playing with you.

Signs of the time between white hairs
and eyes that are looking behind the gates,
it's like a dream, the flow of the life
the story of the time which marks us too.

Hold out your hands and hug your life
now that you feel that the game is yours,
you don't have to choose between winning or losing
life has already chosen for you, now.
And you don't have to choose between winning or losing
life has already chosen for you, now.

And you don't have to choose between winning or losing
life has already chosen for you, now. [/i]

HAppy birthday, dear friend :)

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kovã¡Cs Ferenc 5 years, 8 months ago

isten éltessék !
... lacit tanítsd kesztyűbe

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 5 years, 8 months ago

A gorgeous girl from Hungary!
I like your innocence face on #1 , #4 :)
Have a long and good age!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Herczegl 5 years, 8 months ago

Ágnes, Isten éltessen !

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Yves Monast 5 years, 8 months ago

happy birthday i`m sure your new place will be great..
great set...

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lisa Charbonneau 5 years, 8 months ago

# 4 and 5 are so beautiful, great set,

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 5 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful girl(s). Hope you're getting settled in your new home in Hungary, Agnes!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Joe 5 years, 8 months ago

Bellissimi occhi. Buon compleanno, Agi.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 5 years, 8 months ago

A beautiful series of photos to document your life, but you look better than ever right now! Happy Birthday!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Goldbrandi 5 years, 8 months ago

Isten éltessen erőben,egészségben!
A második fotó szuper,mint egy díva!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Moira 5 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful set of memories , you still can see that sparkle in your eye when younger.
Buona fortuna e Buon Compleanno

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jothindra Paranji 5 years, 8 months ago

Many happy returns of the day! And may I take the liberty to confide in you that you are becoming more beautiful as you gracefully age, like one of those illustrious Italian wines!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Karman 5 years, 8 months ago

What a beautiful tribute to your life. I adore the one taken by your future husband. It has such a look of longing yet a look of knowledge to it. Almost as if you know something but you are not quite sure what that is yet.
Good luck in your study of Italian; I wish you all the best.
Blessings in all your adventures this coming year. Happy Birthday.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 5 years, 8 months ago

Oddio ... meraviglioso Set Agnes , n.4 is my fav.e.....Auguri ancora una volta !
( da ora in poi scrivero' a te solo in italiano ...OK ?!)
ahaha ;o))

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 8 months ago

happy birthday!!! great shots:))) i like the dark hair haha

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Xabolcs 5 years, 8 months ago

Boldog Szülinapot kívánok!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Chossid 5 years, 8 months ago

Happy Birthday Agi! Lovely pics! Was that a dark wig? It looked nice!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kecskemétiné Nelli 5 years, 8 months ago

Jajj, de szép! #2-n föl nem ismertelek volna soha, de a #3, 4 nagyon megkapó, mmint a modell. ;)

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