Yesterday, while I was driving from Cluj to Debrecen, I spotted a little cabin, somehow resembling the one in the picture on the right, in a little hill village. Some windows, a little lawn, a big orchard in the back of the house. There was a banner on the cabin, saying “for rent/for sale”.

I feel bad I did not stop and ask the price. It would have been a nice place to live, i think, at  least for the summer. An internet connection, a car for shopping and a lot of quiet time. Maybe a dog. And a visiting bear, sometimes.

After living for 28 years in Bucharest, one of the loudest and crowded cities I have ever known, a lot of quiet is required.