I've always known I'm special. I could love a man unconditionally, I had the patience to wait for an event, I did not need tears to achieve happiness, I never knew disease, hatred, anger, I did not know what poverty is, nor ugliness, nor hypocrisy. I didn't need to learn anything, because I knew them all. I only had one question. I wanted to know why I'm perfect. The reason resides in the fifth season.
Because I was born on a day that does not exist in the calendar.
(Translated by Irina Giurgiu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
Versiunea în română a acestui text se poate citi aici, în rubrica Ficţiuni Reale.