Stations In Life - A Birthday Retrospective

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
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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

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

      2012.01.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gian Luigi

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

      2012.01.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Stormfish

      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.

      2012.01.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mimmo Mallamo

      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 :)

      2012.01.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Darlene Foster

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

      2012.01.24 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Moira

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

      2012.01.24 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jothi

      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!

      2012.01.24 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Karman

      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.

      2012.01.24 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Paolo Martini

      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))

      2012.01.24 Edited Reply Cancel

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