Elvira Plavsic was born in the Southern Europe and she had lived in many other countries learning and appreciating the diverse lessons from all of them.
Her boarding school was an old castle built in 1547, which today is abandoned and decayed, yet still standing in all its beauty and dignity. It was passing from one owner to another, changing its look as towers and wings were being added, it was confiscated for a while and robbed of many valuable objects, withstanding the harsh winters and storms…yet still standing with its motto engraved on the wall: “Dum spiro spero”(while I breathe, I hope).
Just like many of us going through the harsh storms of betrayal, loss and pain, robbery of our dreams and hopes, jealous, injustice and hurt… we can still stand in spite of all. We can rise above all that negative things and like the pink diamond that has to go through the extra pressure in order to become so rare and valuable object we can chose to become beautiful gems also. Standing in spite of all not giving up for while we breathe there is a hope.