“That was his loneliest of all thoughts: that his Ego didn’t belong to him.”
A story of the hero’s existential quest, expressed through an extreme opposition between his juvenile/youthful self and his older version during his middle age. The hero reminisces about himself in the past — his parents, his paternal home, his childhood in the countryside, his friends and later on his adulthood, his studies abroad and his first job — and the comparison with the present proves to the latter’s detriment. From a certain age onwards, he actually gives up and resigns from life and simply exists as he doesn’t know what else to do. Shorn of dreams and expectations, with nothing different or new to look forward to, he simply ponders his wrong choices and wrong times and where these led him. Catharsis seems to be a necessary condition for attaining a much-desired peace of mind, yet it requires sincerity and, first and foremost, brave decisions.