My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Each human being must learn to be the author of his own story: no one is free in the world at large without first being free within. He who wins without risk triumphs without glory.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I would be a bird, who, even after suffering nocturnal tempests, in the morning rejoices jubilantly.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I have several defects. Perhaps the biggest one is not expending more time being a friend of God, to understand the One who is hidden behind the veil of time and space.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Thinking about death. I think it puts an end to a fascinating life. On the other hand, I take comfort in thinking that life is a grand text, and death is just a comma, because the text is still being written in eternity.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. In the middle of a field, in the forest. I need solitude. For some it is distressing but to me an invitation to internalize, to search for myself.