Budapest, or: Home again

A haibun

bright breezy spring sun
outdoor seating brings relief
after museum

Well, we’re back at home in Jerusalem.

During our last (half) day in Budapest, we visited the Retro Interactive Museum, which was amazing. This was the fourth museum we visited (the others were the Museum of Illusions, the Museum of Sweets & Selfies, and the Chocolate Museum), and it was by far the best museum of all. I would go so far as to say that it was one of the best museums I’ve ever been to anywhere.

Also, we treated ourselves to lunch at the historic Gerbeaud Cafรฉ, which was originally established in 1858. The menu was pricey by Budapest standards (as we expected), but we enjoyed it and enjoyed the historic aspect of the experience.

Predictably, our eight-year-old did not much appreciate the fancy food at Gerbeaud’s, but she was incredibly excited to buy a ‘Hungarian secret box’ at a local souvenir shop.

Image credit: Evan Goldenberg

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

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