"He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves."
"We are at the top of a mountain.
I look at the bottom and start laughing
because the view is marvellous and
human beings are minuscule compared to
what they stand on top of.
And I turn around and kiss you,
thankful for this,
for the mountain and for us,
two tiny dots pulsing, alive."