Happiness is not given to mortals. In fact, no one has access to it. Even the Gods, when they have it, waste such an opportunity: they quarrel, they hate each other, they turn it into intrigues. I’ve wanted to be happy from the moment I realized that I was mortal, considering this paradisaical state a temporary remedy for my demise. The extinction of an individual is as dramatic as the extinction of their entire species. I had to complete my inconstant journey to happiness before my death. I kept looking around me. People gave up on their life easily, blaming it on illness, boredom, lack of perspective, fulfilment of their career. Whatever they did, they died in the end, in a gloomy tautology. Happiness was never included in their justifications. Some made a joke out of it, taking it for a ludicrous joy, others idealized it, looking for it or portraying it in works of art. I tried to define my happiness in a simple way. It is everything that takes me away from the gloomy dullness. Death is, after all, the ultimate horizontalization. It is said that its only great advantage is that it does not require your verticality, the fight against gravity, indecently pressing. Then I wondered by what means I could achieve happiness. A roulette gain was out of the question as I’m out of luck at the casino. I’ve chosen: nature, sports, reading, love, friendship, family, school, medicine. When I was little, the thought that one day I would become a doctor, gave me peace and joy which fused, giving birth to happiness. I had the perspective, utopian in fact, of understanding life, of mastering it scientifically, but also the ability to cure 11 people of diseases, to become a revered healer. Nature both scared and delighted me. I spent days in Balanoaia Woods, a few kilometres away from Giurgiu, the town of my birth. I used to bring home prehistoric beetles, housed in matchboxes. At night I could hear them rubbing their elytra against the cardboard walls, tasting their pumice. The next day, I would give up on my didactic idea of making an insectarium and concentrated on the simple pedagogy of releasing the innocent beings, exactly where I had taken them from. I felt like a saviour, a sylvan Messiah.
Today we talk about Guilty Pleasures, a book by Cosmin Stefan Georgescu published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author Cosmin Stefan Georgescu to get to know him better, the moment that prompt him to the writing of his book Guilty Pleasures, as well as a description of the crucial themes of his story.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- What prompted you to the writing of your book?
I have written the novel ”Guilty pleasures” because my soul is full of love, empathy and romance. Every page is a testimony that thoughts and feelings are interdependent.
- What are the crucial themes of your book?
Love, friendship and life’s philosophy.
- What is the message you want to communicate to your readers?
To live every moment of their life in love, serenity and peace.
- How did your passion for writing started?
By reading at an early age. I am eager to become a well-known writer because I think I have something to communicate to others.
- Are you working on a new writing project you can tell us about?
A book of poems at ”Eurobooks ” Printing House. The translation of poetry is a real challenge but I think the translator, Dana Daniela Capatina, has done a good.
Europe Books thanks the author Cosmin Stefan Georgescu once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside him on the editorial path that led to the publication of his book Guilty Pleasures. We wish him the best of luck for his book and for his future works.
To you, my dear reader may this book capture your interest and fascinate you, page after page!
So, my dear reader, all I have to say is to enjoy your reading!