Christmas angels

She turned away from the mirror. Actually, she did not understand why she has been standing in front of it for a long time; the view did not appeal her at all. Her mind overcame the false charm of beauty long ago. Strange face, strange movement, a woman turned grey – not the image she preserved of herself in her mind.
Yet, today was everything somehow different. Even the world over the mirror became gentle, cardinals gained sense, her soul has got some relief. Although being tired, she felt happy and secure after a long period of time. There were times when she was loved and also able to return love unthinkingly. But the world changed drastically. Forced out of light, abandoned and unemployed, notions and feeling completely new for her became commonplace, and all they are synonyms of unbelievable, unacceptable and inapprehensible. The day was not nice either when she discovered that the society regarded her as worn out. The woman who used to handle thousands of fonts, counts pennies now when shopping and applies for credit and, at the end, it is over, too. At home, there is no light any more, stove has not radiated warm for a long time, service providers switched off gas and electricity.
What happened gives her no rest. Alone she brings up her son who shares her life in this limited world without being asked. She thinks to have to give him account of all this, but she is weak to do so, the right words roll always away like flat pebbles at the beach. She blames herself. She had dreamed to provide him rich and cheerful life with many adventures and experiences – but her soul collapsed. She accepted all sins and responsibilities of her past; now, there is one single beauty for her: truth that never ceases.
She took her diary and began to write: „Only love can transcend the world’s rigidity.”  She wanted to go on, but did not know how. Words turned colorless and gained a sense different from her actual feelings, everything on the paper seemed to be powerless and tired.
She imagined that an angel came to Earth to perform miracles for her at Christmas. A fairy tale developed in order to regain her faith and power. A close friend recognized her unsaid poverty, closed accurately in herself until now, and mobilized everybody he could reach. Artist, senior physician, director, functionary, craftsman, women and men preparing to Christmas made phone calls, provided money and sought for help to get light and warm in her home and emergency aid for Christmas Eve. No obstacles existed for them. They did not care that life stopped on the day before Christmas, Christmas preparations were going on everywhere in the country. Unbelievable turned into believable within some hours.
Now, with love she is watching her son read a book again in the warm room lit by lamp after four miserable years.
What a gift!
She re-opened her diary and continued: „Lord knows which cross to assign you to bear.” These are already words of acceptance, including also infinite will and the recognition that all our crosses are splinters that can be taken back by Lord any time.
Now, she saw the holiday this way. She saw that people cared for each other. She saw altruism. She saw personalized solace.    

I wish all our readers merry Christmas full with blessing and happiness and have a successful new year!

J. Mező Éva Editor-in-Chief

Current Issue content – Volume 3, Issue 12

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) of companies affects the entire national economy

Polimerek 2017, 3(12), 356

M-Flexilog inaugurated a new manufacturing base

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Nominations can already be sent to the Hungarian Innovation Grand Prix

Polimerek 2017, 3(12), 356

The second largest investment of Kecskemét has been put into operation

Polimerek 2017, 3(12), 357

Considerable development with Adval Tech

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MOL has announced a huge investment

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Strong representation of interests at government level, too. Board of Hungarian Plastics Association evaluated results of 2017

The new year provides a good opportunity for an ambitious restart. We review the past year, outline our opportunities while challenging our limits enabling development. Board of the Hungarian Plastics Association prepared evaluation of 2017 providing an overview of plastics industry’s position both in Hungary and at the world market and reported on its activity continuously intensifying at government level.

Polimerek 2017, 3(12), 358

Three EXIM agreements on the two-day summit of China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries

Polimerek 2017, 3(12), 366

Production of plastics packaging materials in Hungary 2016

The Hungarian Association of Packaging and Materials Handling (CSAOSZ) collected the Hungarian production data as well as export and import data for the top-5 packaging materials (paper, plastics, metal, glass and wood) out of the public database of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office for 2016. Methodology of data acquisition has not changed since 2006. Based on the available data, the Hungarian packaging industry reached a turnover of 588 billion HUF in 2016 and this made a production quantity of 1,096 thousand tons, showing an uninterruptedly growing trend since 2013.

Polimerek 2017, 3(12), 367

Automotive applications by injection molding

With traditional automotive engines becoming smaller and smaller and electric drives having a growing importance, plastics vendors try to satisfy increasing demands for thermo-resistant and incombustible materials. With these new types, the plastics industry also provides light-weight solutions for applications in engine compartment, mainly in thin-wall components with complex geometry. Potentially, they can replace molded metals first of all.

Polimerek 2017, 3(12), 371

Increasing demand prior to price rise in December

Polimerek 2017, 3(12), 374

New Roboshot is coming. Interview with sales engineer Pintér Dávid

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Coming events 2018

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Smart Moulding Control – new instrument for premier-quality injection molding companies

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