God moves in mysterious ways they say.
Today I met three Romanians on three different occasions, people who are in different ways made of celebrity material. Well, I met so to speak as I have actually either read about them or watched them performing.
First on my list is George Iacobescu about whom I shall let Wikipedia speak better, although it was today’s Sunday Times who brought him to the public attention and mine again in a consistent large article entitled: “Canary Wharf developer on a fishing trip up the Thames”
Next is Constantin Brancusi the sculptor who once said:
“Work like a slave; command like a king; create like a god.”
It was an interview with Sir Peter Blake that brought him to my attention again. The well-known pop artist when asked what art work would he buy irrespective of cost he answered: “Velazquez’s Las Meninas or one or two of Brancusi sculptures.”
The third is in a quite different category as to how well-known he is outside Romania and UK also how long shall his recently hard gained fame will last. The weary-eyed Razy Gogonea made again a good impression to the judges at the (still) popular show “Britain’s Got Talent”.
What is the moral to this?
No idea. It’s just I can’t help but feel like I am on the fence: should I be proud that these three are or were my co-nationals or embarrassed that I would like to?
|“Work like a slave; command like a king; create like a god.”|