“I counted my years and I found that I have less time to live from here on than I have experienced until now.
I feel like that child who won a packet of sweets: the first ones eats them with pleasure, but when he realized that few were left he began to taste them intensely.”
“I have no more time for interminable meetings where internal statutes, rules, procedures and regulations are discussed, knowing that nothing will be achieved.
I have no more time to support absurd people who, despite their chronological age, have not grown up. My time is too short: I want the essence, my soul is in a hurry. I no longer have a lot of sweets in the package.
I want to live alongside human, very human people who know how to laugh at their mistakes and who are not inflated by their own triumphs and who take responsibility for themselves. In this way human dignity is defended and we are moving towards truth and honesty
It is the essential that makes life worthwhile.
I want to surround myself with people who know how to touch hearts, of people to whom the hard strokes of life have taught to grow with sweet touches of the soul.
Yes, I am in a hurry, I am in a hurry to live with the intensity that only maturity can give.
I do not intend to waste any of the remaining desserts. I’m sure they will be exquisite, much more than those eaten so far.
My goal is to reach the end satisfied and at peace with my loved ones and my conscience.
We have two lives and the second begins when you realize you only have one.”
Mario de Andrade (Saint Paul 1893-1945)