September 26, 2008

Transylvanian Ponderings

I've always had a fascination with my history. Maybe because with it I learn my own story, my own shortcomings and failures and triumphs and hopes in the context of my family.

Or maybe because there was no closure on my family in the Second World War, no one talked about their lives until now, that it holds me.

I find unlike the rest of my family who is content to follow travels and tours and simply have knowledge, I want something more intangible, the legends the stories, the truth and the good and bad.

For this to happen I found the myths which hold Transylvania unlock the keys of knowledge for me.

Dracula, and werewolves, Austrians Hungarians Romanians, Germans, Romans, History and myths... they all link together.

These are things about Transylvania.

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