It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine.
In the United States, the fact that you can start again gives a lot of energy and strength and youth to this country. That is why it's so powerful in many ways, and so creative.
What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.
In the books I have written, I have created in my mind a universe. My kids say I have a village in my head and I live in that village, and it's true. When I start writing a book, characters from previous books reappear. All my emotions, my mind, my heart, my dreams, everything becomes connected with a new book, and nothing else really matters.
Thomas E. Mann
J. Maarten Troost