Joseph Felfoldi - The Writer

It’s hard to see yourself as a writer when you have literary heroes who seem as high as the stars – for me as a Hungarian: Petöfi, Madách, Wass Albert …the list goes on.
But while working on English versions of some of my songs, I was told that some of my lyrics should rather be considered as poetry. This gave me the confidence to dig out some of the poems I had kept hidden since my youth and start working on them again. I love the grandeur of words, and the way that an idea can be shaped and distilled and then reshaped again, almost like a Rubik’s cube for the imagination.



When you are gone...

21. October 2018.
The Writer

You think life is eternal but it is just a fragile moment in time.

Higher Than the Clouds

07. October 2018.
The Writer

I knew a boy who wanted to become a parachutist.

How can you love me this much?

30. September 2018.
The Writer

...They had a long-term and adventurous relationship together starting when they were still juvenile through every significant moment of their lives. 

Problem? No Problem!

11. September 2018.
The Writer

Regardless we do it on purpose or not, in our minds, we always categorize people.

Back to Reality

09. September 2018.
The Writer

It is 2018. The era of self appointed preaches.

My Biggest Enemy

08. August 2018.
The Writer

I consider myself to be a bold man with a life accompanied by some phobias. Does it make me a weak person? No. Does it shorten my opportunities? Definitely!

"The Road Not Taken"

13. July 2018.
The Writer, The Business Entrepreneur

Decisions can be good or bad.

Success

13. July 2018.
The Business Entrepreneur, The Writer

People need success in every aspect of their lives.

Emotional Financials

13. July 2018.
The Writer

Earlier token of love meant a love letter, a rose, or something like.

When Negativity Suffocates You

13. July 2018.
The Writer

Whatever we do, people will always have an opinion about us.

Don't search for your happiness in others

21. June 2018.
The Writer

Don’t ever wait for another person to make your life better, that's your job.

Mysterious Moon

20. June 2018.
The Writer

The soul of a person is like the Moon.

Flying high always comes with fear: If you aren’t afraid, you’re foolish

01. June 2018.
The Writer

I’ve always been afraid of flying. For this reason, I drive long distances for business meetings and holidays. I’ve driven to England, Spain, and up and down Italy. I’ve motored across Germany more times than I can remember. For short breaks I often visit Venice and Vienna, both of which are not too far from my native Hungary.

Life, Lavender, and Loving Without Expectation: A Summer Story

30. May 2018.
The Writer

For me, the first image of summer that comes to mind is just beautiful fields of purple lavender. Every year in June, I pay a visit to the annual lavender festival at Tihany. It’s a beautiful spot on Lake Balaton in Hungary; a pretty church sits on top of a natural promontory overlooking the lake and the lower slopes are laid out with row upon row of beautiful purple lavender. The elevated position means there is a gentle breeze that, together with the warm sunshine, helps to carry the sublime fragrance to one’s nostrils. It’s often said that smell is the most powerful trigger for memories so perhaps that’s why the memory is especially vivid.

Wraps you and weighs you down

22. May 2018.
The Writer

There was a time when I was really fat.  

Lifelong learning

22. May 2018.
The Business Entrepreneur, The Writer

I admire everyone who has chosen lifelong learning

Light at the End of the Tunnel

14. May 2018.
The Writer

You should leave the road followed,

You Can't Cross the Same River Twice

14. May 2018.
The Writer, The Philantropist

I could spend hours watching nature’s creations; mountains, stars, streams. 

Remember:

14. May 2018.
The Writer

Choose happiness above everything else

Earth Day 2018

11. May 2018.
The Writer

Blessed are they who notice the life in a grain of wheat, for they not only look but see.

Drought

11. May 2018.
The Writer

Sky-high desert around me

Ten Commandments and the Modern Days

11. May 2018.
The Writer

You can follow whatever creed or system of belief. You may even be an atheist. May you be however openminded or free-spirited, if you make mistakes, sooner or later you will find out, that your acts go back to you in some form.

Want Just Enough

11. May 2018.
The Philantropist, The Writer

A few days ago, I received a message from a lady asking my opinion about how she could show more appreciation for the things she has. Her message was quite thought-provoking since I myself experience it quite often how easy it is to treat things and people surrounding us as self-evident.

Mother

11. May 2018.
The Philantropist, The Writer, The Music Producer

There is one thing what connects every single person on earth - mother. Today, on the occasion of Mother's Day, we honor and say thanks to the women who sacrificed a certain part of their life for us, for their children.

Meet Generation Z – My Granddaughter

11. May 2018.
The Writer

Today, she can unlock a smart phone, open and close her favorite apps and fly around the world by an airpline - things which I'm not capable of... 

Rationalists Think; Irrationalists Feel …Humans Do Both.

11. May 2018.
The Writer

Q: How do you teach a child what tax is? A: Ask for 27% of their ice cream! Although not in such a blunt way, I always tried to raise my kids so they had a knowledge of how things work everyday in the real world. It amazes me that schools teach trigonometry when only a fraction of the population will ever need to use it and yet there are no lessons about the tax that everyone has to pay!

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The Brexit Ballet Nears it’s Final Act – Or Does It?

10. december 2018.
The Music Producer

 

I see myself as Hungarian first and European second, so I sympathize with the people of the UK but their decision to leave the EU was still a shock. We Hungarians have always appreciated the UK as a strong balancing voice in the EU and that’s something we are sure to miss.

This music video was uploaded to Youtube last year and gained almost 900,000 views. More than half of the views came from English-speaking countries, with most of the rest from European Union countries. Based on viewer comments and email feedback, Europeans pay particular attention to the possible causes and effects of Brexit – areas which are still shrouded in uncertainty this week as British politicians decide whether to back PM Theresa May’s last-minute deal, opt for a chaotic ‘no-deal’, or call a second public referendum.

I feel the near-one-million views and countless comments have vindicated the video project and I hope it will continue to draw attention to the importance of international political awareness as the world enters an ever more turbulent period of change.

Since the 2016 vote, the UK has lost its position as an EU growth-leader to become one of the slowest-developing EU countries. A combination of political exhaustion and business uncertainty over Brexit continue to weigh heavily on the economy, with many major employers already implementing plans to move part of their operations out of the country, or putting production and plans on hold until the future becomes clearer.

While Boris Johnson, a likely contender for UK leader, remains bullish about Brexit, the former Conservative prime minister, Sir John Major, has called the United Kingdom's exit from the EU a “historic mistake”.  One thing that both agree on: The need to abort Theresa May’s deal, seen as ‘the worst of both worlds’, as it ties the UK to EU rules while ruling the UK out of EU decision-making.

The British House of Commons, following an intensive period of debate, will vote on 11th December whether to go ahead with Theresa May’s deal, or to seek a new public referendum. As things stand, there is insufficient support within the house for May’s deal and with a weak parliamentary majority, a failure for May could even force a new General Election.

While the more ardent Brexiters would appear to relish a ‘clean break’ no-deal, it is generally accepted that this would prompt a repeat public referendum – this time, with three options on the ballot: Theresa May’s EU deal, No-deal, and No-Brexit.

The song is inspired by the English ballad tradition, with the lyrics identifying themes that Europeans associate with Britain: A misty island, at once nearby and distant; a proud seafaring nation with a long history; and a complex destiny intertwined with that of Europe. Out of respect, I sing the lyrics in English.

The choreography is arranged by Zsuzsa Laczó of the Csokonai Theater in Debrecen, with dancer Kitti Gall playing Britannia on a bare stage. The narrative evokes a combination of admiration, beauty, trauma, and sorrow.

With our eyes on Britain now, it creates an opportunity for self-reflection and wider reflection, too: Where we come from, where we are now and where we are heading to politically, physically and spiritually. These are significant questions we should contemplate and we should act if we don’t like the picture.

For the video please click on the link below:

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gHr55K8VqI]

 

When you are gone...

21. october 2018.
The Writer

You think life is eternal but it is just a fragile moment in time.

Tips and Tricks For Your Resume

07. october 2018.
The Business Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is not just about giving orders from behind my desk but also being responsible for the professional and satisfying performance of the employees. Therefore, I like to be involved in the recruiting process as well. Throughout the years, I have seen many CVs, and to be honest, there is still a lot of space for improvement regarding the quality of the resumes. Let me collect the most important remarks I have detected.

Higher Than the Clouds

07. october 2018.
The Writer

I knew a boy who wanted to become a parachutist.

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