The Window upon the Absolute
When, a child of nine, I ran ahead of my mother and sister walking through the woods to be by myself, I started to wonder about the course of the life that would be mine. I have to do my lessons now, I thought, to be ready for the boarding school like my sister and my brother; like them, I have to get my education, and what then? Then, like my mother, I will marry a son of some neighbors, and what then? Then, again like my mother, I will be the mistress of a house, bring up my children, enjoy literature and the arts, live a full life to the end. And what then?