NEW INTERVIEW

Mihai Smarandache: I don’t want to live this, and then I have to sacrifice the people close to me.

My life in the theater was somehow conditioned by others, if they needed me, they’d call for me and I’d be there. In a way I was guided by the opinions of others. For a long time, I didn’t do this job for me, in the meaning that I, Mihai, I wanted to express this or that feeling on stage.

Now, I act in the same way, instinctively, but little by little I think I have gained confidence. Working a lot in the theater, you learn and people can appreciate that you have an opinion about something. When I was younger I was afraid of statements, because I wouldn’t have been able to justify any of my choices.

“Why so and not otherwise?”

Back then my only answer would have beenr: “Sure, yes, it can be any number of ways.”

Today, I would reply, because being “old” (at 37 years old, you don’t have any more 15) gives me a certain degree of impertinence, “Because this is how I want it things to be.”

LAST INTERVIEW

Adina Popescu: People with a vision succeed only because other people believe in them.

But over time she wanted to reach more people, have an impact and the art world felt to small to do so.

Today she is the founder of the ÆRTH.LIVE. – a platform for environmental and climate- action, visualised on a virtual model of our planet  – on mobile and in XR. (VR & Augmented Reality = EXtended Reality)

Adina fights for the global good and wants to give people the tools to protect their own environment. Her mind-set has changed since her time as an artist. She feels that if she isn’t doing something with an impact, she is wasting time considering the current state of the world and of our planet. “When you see how things could be better, it be a shame not to try.”, Adina told me.

At the end of the day she is a philosopher. She looks at things from a meta- level, “because otherwise it is hard to have an overview over complex issues like our climate crises for instance.” Sometimes she is definitely too much for some people. “Adina, what you want is too complicated to solve.” they say.  “Most people look at parts of the system in isolation. Some are machine-learning specialists, some are VR specialists and some are specialists for Blockchain. I am not inventing the wheel here. To me they are all tools in a toolbox, needed to create the platform of the future. To me these are not separate fields, but are all moving parts of a system.”

A-Z Interview Directory

    Valentina Zaharia

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    At the beginning of my career it seemed to me that remembering the texts was the easiest part of the profession.”
    2018-05-14T11:08:05+00:00
    _____ “ At the beginning of my career it seemed to me that remembering the texts was the easiest part of the profession.”

    Andra Manea

    2018-05-18T16:13:25+00:00

    Andra Manea

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    I consider that things that are very studied are those that seem natural, both shooting and filming.”
    2018-05-18T16:14:12+00:00
    _____ “ I consider that things that are very studied are those that seem natural, both shooting and filming.”

    Andra Manea

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    From my point of view, you can not be impeccable just in your job and in your life to do superficial things.”
    2018-05-18T16:16:05+00:00
    _____ “ From my point of view, you can not be impeccable just in your job and in your life to do superficial things.”

    Andra Manea

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    It seems to me that work keeps you alive and anchored in present.”
    2018-05-18T16:16:37+00:00
    ______ “ It seems to me that work keeps you alive and anchored in present.”

    Andra Manea

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    That does not mean to leave college, not be serious, and not go to exams for assisting a make-up artist. But that's what I did, for me it was number one priority.”
    2018-05-18T16:17:14+00:00
    _____ “ That does not mean to leave college, not be serious, and not go to exams for assisting a make-up artist. But that's what I did, for me it was number one priority.”

    Andra Manea

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    Make-up does not have to stand out more than the woman wearing it.”
    2018-05-18T16:17:45+00:00
    _____  “ Make-up does not have to stand out more than the woman wearing it.”

    Andra Manea

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    I think it's in women's DNA: when you look in the mirror and you look better, you feel more confident.”
    2018-05-18T16:18:48+00:00
    _____  “ I think it's in women's DNA: when you look in the mirror and you look better, you feel more confident.”

    Andra Manea

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    For me a truly beauty icon is a woman who has two children, she works, has time for make-up and always has the manicure done.”
    2018-05-18T16:19:16+00:00
    _____ “ For me a truly beauty icon is a woman who has two children, she works, has time for make-up and always has the manicure done.”

    Valentina Zaharia

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    I think the instinct must always be complemented by rationality.”
    2018-05-14T11:11:28+00:00
    _____ “ I think the instinct must always be complemented by rationality.”

    Valentina Zaharia

    2018-05-14T11:10:50+00:00

    Valentina Zaharia

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    You don’t have to shine all the time and in some situations you can just be a diamond in the rough.”
    2018-05-14T11:10:14+00:00
    _____ “ You don’t have to shine all the time and in some situations you can just be a diamond in the rough.”

    Valentina Zaharia

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    It seems to me that what we do not know about us is much bigger than what we know.”
    2018-05-14T11:09:39+00:00
    _____ “ It seems to me that what we do not know about us is much bigger than what we know.”

    Marinela Vasilica Ardelean

    2018-08-17T22:52:23+00:00

    Marinela Vasilica Ardelean

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    A healthy relationship with the family (which probably implies a life time work) does not compare to anything in the world.”
    2018-08-17T22:54:08+00:00
    _____ “ A healthy relationship with the family (which probably implies a life time work) does not compare to anything in the world.”

    Marinela Vasilica Ardelean

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    My best friend is my mother. There is no more important woman in my life.”
    2018-08-17T22:55:23+00:00
    _____ “ My best friend is my mother. There is no more important woman in my life.”

    Marinela Vasilica Ardelean

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    There are certain times when you are offered opportunities. If you feel it's like a glove that suits you perfectly, follow it. But without creating irreversible damage.”
    2018-08-17T23:05:56+00:00
    _____ “ There are certain times when you are offered opportunities. If you feel it's like a glove that suits you perfectly, follow it. But without creating irreversible damage.”

    Sonia Ursu

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    I feel that offensive rebound is in the critical situations, when we were entitled only to one more attack, a second chance of life.”
    2018-05-27T14:41:52+00:00
    _____ “ I feel that offensive rebound is in the critical situations, when we were entitled only to one more attack, a second chance of life.”

    Sonia Ursu

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    Only in such situations see what kind of player you are: if you have the power to encourage your colleagues and become a better teammate, not just a better player.”
    2018-05-27T14:42:39+00:00
    _____ “ Only in such situations see what kind of player you are: if you have the power to encourage your colleagues and become a better teammate, not just a better player.”

    Sonia Ursu

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    And no matter what you do in life it seems vital to think about the reasons behind your decisions.”
    2018-05-27T14:44:54+00:00
    _____ “ And no matter what you do in life it seems vital to think about the reasons behind your decisions.”

    Mălina Ionescu

    2018-07-07T21:18:52+00:00

    Mălina Ionescu

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    I think that the passion for decor and film costume was born then – when I was not even aware of what was sedimenting in me.”
    2018-07-07T21:21:07+00:00
    _____ I think that the passion for decor and film costume was born then – when I was not even aware of what was sedimenting in me.”

    Mălina Ionescu

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    You gain consistency and unity, when one person deals with both the decor and costumes.”
    2018-07-07T21:21:49+00:00
    _____ “ You gain consistency and unity, when one person deals with both the decor and costumes.”

    Mălina Ionescu

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    Generally, you can’t tell to an artist how to create. He sees everything in his own way, in his purely subjective manner.”
    2018-07-07T21:22:20+00:00
    _____ “ Generally, you can’t tell to an artist how to create. He sees everything in his own way, in his purely subjective manner.”

    Valentina Zaharia

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    You're really more vulnerable when you're alone on stage, because you're in a permanent dialogue with yourself.”
    2018-05-14T11:12:06+00:00
    _____ “ You're really more vulnerable when you're alone on stage, because you're in a permanent dialogue with yourself.”

    Marinela Vasilica Ardelean

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    First of all we have as an advantage the femininity that used with intelligence, along with all the above qualities, makes from you a complete woman. A kind of yin & yang, character and femininity.”
    2018-08-17T23:07:34+00:00
    ______ “ First of all we have as an advantage the femininity that used with intelligence, along with all the above qualities, makes from you a complete woman. A kind of yin & yang, character and femininity.”

    Marinela Vasilica Ardelean

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    And when you put on the table, face to face, a man and a woman to judge a wine, it lasts longer but gives the most complete result.”
    2018-08-17T23:08:12+00:00
    ______ “ And when you put on the table, face to face, a man and a woman to judge a wine, it lasts longer but gives the most complete result.”

    Marinela Vasilica Ardelean

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    So it is with wine: you see it, talk to it and get to know it. You discover its personality and it never surprises you as it did at the beginning.”
    2018-08-17T23:09:17+00:00
    ______ “ So it is with wine: you see it, talk to it and get to know it. You discover its personality and it never surprises you as it did at the beginning.”

    Marinela Vasilica Ardelean

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    A wine is best known, appreciated and sold at the wine cellar, alongside the owner or the one who makes it.”
    2018-08-17T23:09:57+00:00
    _______ “ A wine is best known, appreciated and sold at the wine cellar, alongside the owner or the one who makes it.”

    Alexia Udriște

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    Illustration is more a form of delivering a message than painting or drawing.”
    2018-08-06T22:22:13+00:00
    _____ “ Illustration is more a form of delivering a message than painting or drawing.”

    Sonia Ursu

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    “There are times when a decision of yours decides the victory or defeat of your team.”
    2018-05-27T14:40:59+00:00
    _____ “There are times when a decision of yours decides the victory or defeat of your team.”

    Sonia Ursu

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    Every time I went through a personal thing, I went to the basketball court and stayed there until I was exhausted. That's how I release myself.”
    2018-05-27T14:40:10+00:00
    _____ “ Every time I went through a personal thing, I went to the basketball court and stayed there until I was exhausted. That's how I release myself.”

    Sonia Ursu

    2018-05-27T14:34:57+00:00

    Sonia Ursu

    _____

     I am aware that life without pain doesn’t exist.”
    2018-05-27T14:37:02+00:00
    _____ “  I am aware that life without pain doesn’t exist.”

    Cristina Bazavan

    2018-08-06T22:14:11+00:00

    Mădălina Pavăl

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    For me an artist has to love people and he has to be able to be himself in what he does, no matter what he does.”
    2018-08-06T22:12:03+00:00
    ______ “ For me an artist has to love people and he has to be able to be himself in what he does, no matter what he does.”

    Elena Perseil

    2018-05-14T11:13:26+00:00

    Valentina Zaharia

    2018-05-14T10:52:07+00:00

    Cristina Bazavan

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    When you’re poor, you think about making more money. You are looking for a mental comfort and once you touched it you will find peace.”
    2018-08-06T22:14:42+00:00
    _____ “ When you’re poor, you think about making more money. You are looking for a mental comfort and once you touched it you will find peace.”

    Cristina Bazavan

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    Life is not just what we like, we also do other things.”

     
    2018-08-06T22:15:12+00:00
    _____ “ Life is not just what we like, we also do other things.”  

    Cristina Bazavan

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    Dance gives you something that we don’t learn in school – the consciousness of our own body.
    2018-08-06T22:15:42+00:00
    _____ “ Dance gives you something that we don’t learn in school – the consciousness of our own body.”

    Cristina Bazavan

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    Society urges you to force yourself over. It’s up to you how you react.”
    2018-08-06T22:16:14+00:00
    ______ “ Society urges you to force yourself over. It’s up to you how you react.”

    Cristina Bazavan

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    You have to go to the bottom, either by push or laziness, in order to lift then up with your own forces and extract what was good and what was wrong.”
    2018-08-06T22:16:45+00:00
    _____ “ You have to go to the bottom, either by push or laziness, in order to lift then up with your own forces and extract what was good and what was wrong.”

    Cristina Bazavan

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    It’s about leaving with enough force and enough arrogance, knowing that just so you can succeed and how life grind you so the ego doesn’t matter so much!”
    2018-08-06T22:17:14+00:00
    _____ “ It’s about leaving with enough force and enough arrogance, knowing that just so you can succeed and how life grind you so the ego doesn’t matter so much!”

    Alexia Udriște

    2018-08-06T22:17:47+00:00

    Alexia Udriște

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    I do not want to change anything. We all have wounds that we sometimes clean with alcohol and we say it doesn’t hurt us.”
    2018-08-06T22:18:38+00:00
    _____ “ I do not want to change anything. We all have wounds that we sometimes clean with alcohol and we say it doesn’t hurt us.”

    Valentina Zaharia

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    Deeply theatrical is the relationship between the actors.”
    2018-05-14T11:12:59+00:00
    _____ “ Deeply theatrical is the relationship between the actors.”

    Elena Perseil

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    We have to accept and follow the thread of life. But a right discipline we can impose.”
    2018-05-14T11:20:40+00:00
    _____ “ We have to accept and follow the thread of life. But a right discipline we can impose.”

    Elena Perseil

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    You learn to be a mother from kids, you learn to make clothes for women working with women.”
    2018-05-14T11:18:36+00:00
    _____ “ You learn to be a mother from kids, you learn to make clothes for women working with women.”

    Elena Perseil

    _____

    You often realize that you can successfully face that blackout perspective.”
    2018-05-14T11:18:00+00:00
    _____ “ You often realize that you can successfully face that blackout perspective.”

    Elena Perseil

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    - And something you learned from your mother?                        - That family matters.”
    2018-05-14T11:14:37+00:00
    _____ “ - And something you learned from your mother?                        - That family matters.”

    Elena Perseil

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    The evolution of a society is clearly and undoubtedly reflected into fashion.”
    2018-05-14T11:19:17+00:00
    _____ “ The evolution of a society is clearly and undoubtedly reflected into fashion.”

    Elena Calistru

    2018-03-29T11:27:22+00:00

    Diana Florina Cosmin

    2018-03-29T11:33:16+00:00

    Alexia Udriște

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    It has always been hard for me to make friends because I really don’t know what a friendship means.”
    2018-08-06T22:20:07+00:00
    _____ “ It has always been hard for me to make friends because I really don’t know what a friendship means.”

    Alexia Udriște

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    It difficult for me to consider that what I’m doing is art. It took me a long time to introduce myself as an illustrator.”
    2018-08-06T22:21:02+00:00
    _____ “ It difficult for me to consider that what I’m doing is art. It took me a long time to introduce myself as an illustrator.”

    Alexia Udriște

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    These memories are mine and are essential. I mention them with every occasion I have, because it is the point from which my interests have started so clearly!”
    2018-08-06T22:21:33+00:00
    _____ “ These memories are mine and are essential. I mention them with every occasion I have, because it is the point from which my interests have started so clearly!”

    Mădălina Pavăl

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    I really believe that longing is a process that makes you grow.”
    2018-08-06T22:11:30+00:00
    ______ “ I really believe that longing is a process that makes you grow.”

    Mădălina Pavăl

    2018-08-06T22:09:45+00:00

    Diana Miron

    2018-04-17T18:29:03+00:00

    Bianca Grin

    2018-04-17T18:31:22+00:00

    Daniela Zeca Buzura

    2018-04-17T18:32:45+00:00

    Daniela Zeca Buzura

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    “We have an important gap between experience and understanding, and perhaps here is both the hell and splendor.”

     
    2018-04-17T20:34:43+00:00
    _____ “We have an important gap between experience and understanding, and perhaps here is both the hell and splendor.”  

    Daniela Zeca Buzura

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    “I believe in literature that contains somewhere, subliminal, but clear as on the bottom of the water, an ethical message and not just an epic one.”
    2018-04-18T07:43:40+00:00
    ____ “I believe in literature that contains somewhere, subliminal, but clear as on the bottom of the water, an ethical message and not just an epic one.”

    Diana Miron

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    “When there is order in mind and soul, not that there is no fear, but it is easier for you to manage and realize that it is natural.”
    2018-04-18T07:46:02+00:00
    ____ “When there is order in mind and soul, not that there is no fear, but it is easier for you to manage and realize that it is natural.”

    Diana Miron

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    “I went step by step with life, learning to live with the memory of what it was, and with the sadness of what it could be and it wasn’t.”
    2018-04-18T07:47:27+00:00
    ____ “I went step by step with life, learning to live with the memory of what it was, and with the sadness of what it could be and it wasn’t.”

    Diana Miron

    ____

    “From anything, from any situation, however traumatic it may be, including someone’s death, you can get something good.”
    2018-04-18T07:59:06+00:00
    ____ “From anything, from any situation, however traumatic it may be, including someone’s death, you can get something good.”

    Diana Miron

    ____

    “Even the new, like many others very good things, is not good anymore when it’s too much.”
    2018-04-18T08:01:59+00:00
    ____ “Even the new, like many others very good things, is not good anymore when it’s too much.”

    Diana Florina Cosmin

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    “It's harder to find the resources to change when you're emotionally prepared, but the ration says: Stay here, you're okay.”
    2018-04-18T08:05:21+00:00
    ____ “It's harder to find the resources to change when you're emotionally prepared, but the ration says: Stay here, you're okay.”

    Diana Florina Cosmin

    ____

    “Most times the instinct is greater than the mind, because it feels some things the mind sees purely mathematically.”
    2018-04-18T08:06:41+00:00
    ____ “Most times the instinct is greater than the mind, because it feels some things the mind sees purely mathematically.”

    Diana Florina Cosmin

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    “The winner's strategy is simple: always defeats the one for whom the prospect of a business failure is the least frightening.”
    2018-04-18T08:07:39+00:00
    ____ “The winner's strategy is simple: always defeats the one for whom the prospect of a business failure is the least frightening.”

    Diana Florina Cosmin

    ____

    “If you are always in a dialogue with someone, you do not have time to be in a dialogue with yourself.”
    2018-04-18T08:08:15+00:00
    ____ “If you are always in a dialogue with someone, you do not have time to be in a dialogue with yourself.”

    Diana Florina Cosmin

    ____

    To be vulnerable you have to love something very much.”
    2018-04-18T08:09:26+00:00
    ____ “ To be vulnerable you have to love something very much.”

    Bianca Grin

    ____

    “In order to learn how to do something you have to let yourself be mistaken.”
    2018-04-18T08:10:38+00:00
    ____ “In order to learn how to do something you have to let yourself be mistaken.”

    Bianca Grin

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    “At sea it seems to me that all the less pleasant things are washed, there I feel that creativity is activated.”
    2018-04-18T08:15:50+00:00
    ____ “At sea it seems to me that all the less pleasant things are washed, there I feel that creativity is activated.”

    Elena Calistru

    ____

    All of these interactions give you a kind of humility, and it shows that it is fundamental to listen  what other people say.”
    2018-04-18T08:17:03+00:00
    ____ “ All of these interactions give you a kind of humility, and it shows that it is fundamental to listen  what other people say.”

    Elena Calistru

    ____

    I can say I have almost a program to annoy people, provoking them to debate. I have moments in which I say the thinks as they really are.”
    2018-04-18T08:17:31+00:00
    ____ “ I can say I have almost a program to annoy people, provoking them to debate. I have moments in which I say the thinks as they really are.”

    Elena Calistru

    ____

    It's dangerous not to have the big picture. I admit that it is also a personal fear, the danger of wasting you into everyday activities that subtly leads you to failure.”
    2018-04-18T08:18:17+00:00
    ____ “ It's dangerous not to have the big picture. I admit that it is also a personal fear, the danger of wasting you into everyday activities that subtly leads you to failure.”

    Elena Calistru

    ____

    If you imagine that everything that results from your work is wonderful, it can be a big mistake...”
    2018-04-18T08:19:19+00:00
    ____ “ If you imagine that everything that results from your work is wonderful, it can be a big mistake...”

    Elena Calistru

    ____

    As a society we must learn that embracing such difficult themes can only lead to good.
    2018-04-18T08:23:42+00:00
    ____ “ As a society we must learn that embracing such difficult themes can only lead to good.”

    Elena Calistru

    ____

    I think there is a need for good local policy examples.”
    2018-04-18T08:24:31+00:00
    ____ “ I think there is a need for good local policy examples.”

    Diana Miron

    ____

    “I miss pieces of myself and of the others, but just pieces…”
    2018-04-18T08:01:04+00:00
    ____ “I miss pieces of myself and of the others, but just pieces…”

    Daniela Zeca Buzura

    ____

    “There are times when we have to take a step with our eyes closed, listening either to our instinct or to an irrepressible inner voice.”
    2018-04-18T07:37:22+00:00
    ____ “There are times when we have to take a step with our eyes closed, listening either to our instinct or to an irrepressible inner voice.”