I – 447. rüüstas linna rahvas, kes hiljem märatses ka Rooma kandis. Rahvast on peetud rumalaks, harimatuks & ungarlaste eelkäijaks; kõik 3 oletust on hiljem osutunud valeks.
II – Kandideeris 1992 & 1994 taliolümpialinnaks, välja’i tulnud midagi. Tahtis kandideerida ka 2014 a-ks, aga sedaxa ei valit isegi kandidaadiks mitte.
III – No portraits of my grandfathers are kept
fixed in a family picture-book.
I know nothing of the testaments they left,
The lives they led, their souls, their looks.
But I sense the wandering, self-willed beat
of the ancient blood of all my kin.
Its raging rouses me from sleep,
it draws me to our first-found sin.
Perhaps some grandmother — dark-eyed,
with silken pantaloons and turban —
escaped at darkest night to ride
with an alien, fair-featured Khan.
Perhaps across the Danubian Plain
hooves came drumming on the chase.
Yet they were saved from being slain
for the wind smoothed our their every trace.
Perhaps because of this I’m gripped
by lands unseized by human eyes,
by horses that fly at the crack of the whip,
the wind-splashed, free-affirming cry.
Perhaps along my way I’ll falter
and lies and sin may show my worth.
But I am, indeed, your faithful daughter,
by bond of blood, my mother earth.