I was a political refugee living in Venezuela. I had a job that was twelve hours a day, no money. It was a hard time.
All summer, I read fiction because you must read for the pleasure and beauty of it, and not only for research. I don't read thrillers, romance or mystery, and I don't read self-help books because I don't believe in shortcuts and loopholes.
I don't think the world will destroy itself in a nuclear cataclysm. On the contrary, we have the capacity to save ourselves and save the planet, and we will use it.
The pain of losing my child was a cleansing experience. I had to throw overboard all excess baggage and keep only what is essential.