.. precum discutia avuta cu acea femeie tanara la a carei moarte am fost martor in lagarul de concentrare de la Auschwitz. E o poveste simpla. E foarte putin de povestit si poate veti spune ca e inventata, dar pentru mine a avut valoarea unui poem.

Femeia stia ca va muri in urmatoarele zile. Dar cand am vorbit cu ea era fericita in ciuda a ceea ce urma sa i se intample.

” Sunt recunoscatoare ca destinul m-a lovit atat de dur”, mi-a spus.” Inainte am fost tot timpul protejata de prieteni si familie, am avut o viata atat de usoara incat niciodata nu am luat in serios implinirea mea spirituala.” Aratand spre fereastra baracii,  femeia continua:  ” Copacul de acolo este singurul meu prieten in singuratatea de aici.” Din locul in care zacea prin mica fereastra ea nu putea vedea din intregul mesteacan decat o singura ramura , o ramura insa inflorita avand pe ea doua flori frumoase. ” Adesea vorbesc cu acest copac,” imi marturisi ea. Eram uimit si nu stiam ce sa inteleg din tot ce imi spunea.  Era vorba de un delir?! Avea si ea dese halucinatii cum li se intampla multora in acel lagar?!  Nedumerit si ingrijorat am intrebat-o daca copacul ii raspundea. ”Da” mi-a spus femeia. Si ce ti-a raspuns? am insistat urmarind-o cu atentie.  ”Mi-a raspuns asa,” a continuat femeia, ”sunt aici- sunt aici- sunt viata, eterna viata! ”.

( fragment, traducere libera Emanuel Pope)

o alta traducere aici:  https://vasiliuroxana.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/in-cautarea-sensului-vietii/


despre autor:

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Viktor Emil Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. (26 March 1905 – 2 September 1997)[1][2] was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatristas well as a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, which is a form of existential analysis, the „Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy„. His best-selling book Man’s Search for Meaning (published under a different title in 1959: From Death-Camp to Existentialism, and originally published in 1946 as Trotzdem Ja Zum Leben Sagen: Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager, meaning Nevertheless, Say „Yes” to Life: A Psychologist Experiences the Concentration Camp) chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate, which led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most brutal ones, and thus, a reason to continue living. Frankl became one of the key figures in existential therapy and a prominent source of inspiration for humanistic psychologists.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Frankl