" Today we are in a new phase of humanity.
We all are returning to our common house, the Earth: the people,
the societies, the cultures and religions. Exchanging experiences
and values, we enrich ourselves and we complete ourselves mutually
(...) We go to laugh, to cry and to learn. To
learn especially how to marry Heaven and Earth, namely, how to combine
daily life with the surprising, the opaque immanence of the days
with the radiant transcendence of the spirit, life at full freedom
with death symbolized as to join the ancestors, the discrete happiness
of this world with the great promise of eternity. And finally we
will have discovered thousands of reasons to live more and better,
all together, like a great family, in the same beautiful, generous
and Common Village, the planet Earth. "
Casamento entre o céu e a terra. Salamandra,
Rio de Janeiro, 2001.pg09