At the very least on Sunday, June 26, allow us to keep in mind, with patriotic satisfaction,
on the Day of our Holy Flag, with folds in its three harmonious colours: Pink-Yellow and Blue. It’s that banner that was to be hoisted, for the primary time, and in secret, on essentially the most docile a part of the masts of small Danube service provider ships belonging to the lands of Romania, intensely supervised and cleared by the more and more insatiable sultans and viziers of the Ottoman Empire. These have been the occasions of hardship during which the Turkish janissaries weren’t afraid of the small military of the longer term courageous voivode of Muntenia, Mircea cel Batran, firstly of his superb reign, masterfully described by Mihai Eminescu in his poetic “third Letter ”. A lot later, that flag can be hoisted by the Transylvanian Romanians as properly.
And nonetheless in secret. As a result of their merciless, ruthless, and predatory enemies have been invading all over the place. And, then, we should not overlook the times and nights of nice patriotic braveness, when the proud nationwide image can be positioned on the quilt of the chariots within the untied ridges of the horses that introduced, in Could 1848, the Transylvanian Romanians with dozens of hundreds on the huge “Plain of Freedom” in Blaj, a gesture adopted, on December 1, 1918, by the Nice Folks’s Meeting in Alba Iulia, which might consecrate the Union of Transylvania with Romania.
Two nationwide banknotes journey by means of historic and picturesque Romania
And the distinctive efficiency of nationwide magnificence and satisfaction belongs to the photographs reproduced on the ten and 200 lei banknotes, their authors being each the expert graphic engravers of the Romanian State Mint, and the museographers-restorers of the ASTRA Museum of Common Civilization within the “Dumbrava Sibiului” forest. On the ten lei banknote we admire the significantly profitable picture of the face of the painter Nicolae Grigorescu (1838-1907), and on the again the graphic replica of a boyar fortified home from Vlădeşti village Vlădeşti, inbuilt 1835 and with a cellar constructed beneath a protracted and excessive porch, strengthened by fir wooden pillars, inlaid with conventional carvings. On the 200 lei banknote is reproduced the bust of the thinker and poet Lucian Blaga (1895-1961), and subsequent to it are a bouquet with three poppies, in addition to a sheet with the tiny writing of two of his poems: “Self-portrait” and “9 Could 1895 ”. On the again is the picture of an previous and really ingenious water mill, over which was superimposed each the picture of the pen of the writing body and the stylized one of many “Thinker from Hamangia”, a ceramic statuette that’s older than 8000 years. , being found in an Iron Age tomb, discovered by archaeologists within the fireside of the present village of Baia, close to the Tulcea Istria. As for the talked about mill, it was as soon as the house of many generations of millers from the village of Poenii de Jos, Bunteşti commune. However till it reached what it’s now, ie a helpful ethnographic piece, the mill floor, by the dignity of the individuals and by the pressure of the water, the grains of wheat and corn toiled by the peasants of that Bihor village, the entire hydraulic ensemble being positioned within the water. the Crişul Pietros river, a tributary of the Crişul Negru. Right here is how the photographs engraved on the watermark of two nationwide banknotes can spotlight each the historic fame of two distinguished students of the Romanian individuals, and a number of the most consultant monuments of the artwork and craft of the Romanian peasant! Subsequently, one other commendable achievement of the museographers-restorers from Sibiu. Those that managed to open lengthy and enticing documentary-tourist itineraries, suggestively entitled “Uncover picturesque Romania by means of the ASTRA Nationwide Museum within the” Dumbrava Sibiului “forest. And within the catalog of the talked about cultural establishment are included a minimum of 50 previous homes, households
of shepherds, viticulturists, fruit growers and cattle herders; textile whirlpools, log splitters and grain mills by pressure of river water and wind; workshops of potters, weavers, furriers, blacksmiths, spinners, potters and relations, to that are added the icons and work of three centuries-old wood beamed church buildings, all supplied for preservation and care by the inhabitants of Bezdedului-Sălajului, Cometei-Cluj -Gorjului.
Saint Lime and Eminescu
The Romanian individuals have every kind of anniversaries and annual Christian or secular holidays, however none devoted to honoring the proverbial “Holy Lime of Eminescu”. Not the opposite manner round, however the poet cherished and sang in verse the linden tree like no different earlier than him. After which we should not overlook the coincidence that he died precisely in the course of June 1889, when the lindens have been shaking their final flowers “kissed” by bees. So, let’s learn some Eminescu verses during which we’ll really feel the scent of linden flowers and the soul’s tenderness. “And if I occur to see you throughout the day / In fact I’ll dream of a linden tree at night time, / And if by day I meet a linden tree / In my sleep all night time you look into my eyes.”; “And nobody behind me / Doesn’t cry on my scalp / Solely the autumn voice to present / To the wilted foliage. Of the chilly night wind, / Above my holy lime / To shake its department.! ”; “Once I die, my love, don’t weep for my head, / From the holy and candy linden tree, break a department; I’ll really feel it as soon as shading my grave / The water will at all times movement, I’ll at all times sleep! ”; “Mom, you’ll sit on my knees, / We will likely be alone, / And in your hair chilly / You’ll fall linden flowers.”
The astronomical solstice of one other windy and capricious summer season
Tuesday, June 21, 2022, was (when it comes to time) the shortest night time of the 12 months, instantly adopted by the longest daylight. the time zone distinction being only some minutes. Consequently, the darkness and coolness of that night time struggled to beat the sunshine of the clear sky. and it was pure to be so because the mentioned calendar date marked the arrival of the Astronomical Summer season Solstice. That is how one other scorching summer season invaded us, a season during which I at all times keep in mind the lyrics of the poem “Prayer for folks”, by the late Adrian Păunescu (1943-2010). The poet who doesn’t overlook to warn us not solely that our dad and mom are increasingly enigmatic and good, but additionally that they die and die subsequent to us. Consequently, at my age now, properly over 87 years previous, I dare to present parental and Christian recommendation to the newspaper reader by simply suggesting that he strive
you’ll look rigorously on the previous peasants of the Romanian villages. Listen not solely to their toil to work a small patch of land, but additionally to how they stand and look, alone, alone, introduced from behind, within the pews of the previous church buildings, each on the vespers and on Sundays. and of the holy Christian holidays of the previous 12 months, like these of the previous days: the Ascension of the Lord, the Descent of the Holy Spirit (Rusalile) and on Friday, June 24, the Beginning of the Holy Prophet John the Baptist (Sânzienile or Drăgaica).
Ioan Vulcan Agniţeanul