Wax figures: here he is a doctor, as father wanted. Here he's a poet as mother wanted. Here he has two children as it is expected. On the left, you can admire his house and the tree planted, on the right he's at the wheel of the perfect car, with a big trunk. Does it look forced to you, does it look too much like in commercials? It's the museum of people born to make others' dream come true, tickets and wings are cut at the entrance. Leave that guitar alone cause it won't bring you anything good, it's our motto. In the back you can see the artist: that ordinary man, not that good, not that bad, who exists.
(Translated by Mălina Ţîru / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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