It took me three months to finish the book <<The diary of a young girl – Anne Frank>>. I never thought it would take me so long. With very complex feelings, it’s difficult to read quickly and easily. At a quiet night, 5-10 pages were far too enough, otherwise I felt sad and depressed. The girl was so sensitive, intelligent, strong and deep thinking.
“Sometimes I think God is trying to test me, both now and in the future. I’ll have to become a good person on my own, without anyone to serve as a model or advise me, but it’ll make me stronger in the end.” (p.141; Saturday, 30 October 1943)
“We have many reasons to hope for great happiness, but… we have to earn it. And that’s something you can’t achieve by taking the easy way out. Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.” (p. 324; Thursday, 6 July 1944)
“… the house was intended ‘neither as a museum nor a place of pilgrimage. It is an earnest warning from the past and a mission of hope for the future’.” (p.347; Otto Frank)
A few years ago, I visited the 263 Prinsengracht, Amsterdam without reading the whole book. A photo of Anne Frank’s statue.