The Train to Szentendre

22000009We moved to Hungary last month. We had to get used to the place so we decided to get out of Budapest for a day. 

Ida and I were searching for a subject for our first film exercise. So we took a train to Szentendre.


Next to us were two men engaged in a conversation and a third one sitting across them. He was curious about what they were talking about as much as I was curious about him.


I waited about three stops to decide if I should ask him for a photograph and on the third stop, he got down from the train.


When he left, Ida asked my why I didn’t ask him for a photograph. “He would have said ‘Yes’ anyway!” she said. I think she was right. So I’ve made this resolution for myself, to learn how to ask for whatever it is the I hope to get. The worst that could happen is that I get a ‘no’ and even that doesn’t sound so bad.


I took this one of him without asking. Had I asked, I think the answer would have been a ‘yes’.

Published by Venice De Castro

Venice De Castro is documentarist whose curiosity is observing how personal and societal transformations manifest in everyday life.

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