"Why do you look for the living among the dead?”
Bible, Luke 24:5
“I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.”
Bible: Revelation 3:1-3
“Do you know what feels strange about this hospital? Nobody is laughing here.
The person who is not able to laugh anymore has no more reason to be here.”
Conversation in hospital. This book is dedicated to the people from whom I have learned the secrets about life and death: especially Michel Boje, my patient for several years who taught me about the mystery of death (he had hepatitis C, was addicted to narcotics but was able to fulfill his dreams), my beloved father Nikolaj Kozevnikov, former chief engineer for hydropower station construction in Russia, who taught me (he is in his 80s) the art of resolving any extreme situations, my dear lovely Danish husband professor Leif Bjørnø who taught me (and he is still teaching) the art of adaptation of any life challenges and many-many others who were my daily teachers in the school of life and death.
Thanks to all of them this book was created.