“Nature gives everyone, (...) occasionally, the chance to feel strong (...) I know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong, to measure yourself at least once, to find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions, facing blind death stone alone, with nothing to help you but your own hands and head ... But, excuse me, that’s another story. The one I told you ends like this...”- Primo Levi , Bear Meat.
As Primo Levi put it I am not interested in fairytale endings painted with strokes of burning exhaust as me and the bad boy turned good fade out into the sunset. To me, what is important are the steps that you take on your road, the decisions you have to make once you are at a crossroad. Those are the problems, the challenges I want to tackle. I fell in love, deeply and irrevocably with a profession that only blesses a lucky few, and my road as I see it now is at that crossing, that necessary crossing, that comes with a life changing decision. The paths that arise before me are two: a straight one, that is familiar and filled with flowers of immense beauty, and a curved one. The latter reveals itself only by walking on it, being at times foggy, and filled with magical adventures only a true hero hopes for. Even though the known path hits home I am choosing the other path, the curved one. I believe, that such a path has much more to teach a traveller. Such a path is my idea of a journey, one sort of path that is not necessarily familiar but that gives any traveller the pride of thought to say that they have truly lived.