It is 18 more days.
That is 432 hours.
Or 25,920 minutes.
The time before there will be the reunification with the one that is in the heart.
What is very helpful to wait without frustration and anxiety is that these days the reading is of the book "Spandau: the secret dairies" by Albert Speer.
Mr. Speer was the architect of Adolf Hitler and later became the Minister of Armament.
He was tried in Nuremberg in 1946 and got 20 years in prison.
The Spanday prison in Berlin.
In spite of his requests for amnesty, he had to serve the full 20 years.
Spandau prison, Berlin, Germany.
The book is shocking because it is a permanent demonstration of the indignation Mr. Speer was feeling for having to serve a major part of his life in prison.
He believed that was not justified because for him to be in prison was so much suffering.
All that time he never contemplated the millions of people who lost their lives because of his actions.
Mr. Speer was also counting the days and the hours and the minutes.
To be reunited with his family.
And he realized that time flies by faster when someone keeps himself busy.
That it is better to avoid lethargy and to come up with projects to perform.
One of his projects was to travel while he was in prison.
With a ruler he measured exactly the length of his shoe.
Then, with this shoe, he measured the distance he could walk in the prison garden.
Next, he decided to walk to Italy.
From maps he found in the prison library he planned the route and calculated the amount of kilometers it would take.
In this way he knew how many hours and days and months he had to walk in the prison garden to reach Rome in Italy.
While walking he would force his mind to imagine the landscape he was passing through.
Or the city he had arrived in.
Within months he had reached Rome in Italy.
And realized he still had many years to serve in prison.
After new calculations, he decided to walk to Greece, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, India, China to end in Wladiwostok on the east coast of Siberia.
If all went well, he knew that he would arrive in Wladiwostok in the last months of his prison term.
The man actually did this.
In his dairies he describes in detail how are the landscapes and the towns he is passing by on foot.
Drowning himself totally in the illusion he created in order to survive in the prison.
From Albert Speer it has therefore been learned not to wait the 18 more days in lethargy.
To think of a target to achieve in the time of waiting.
Because the Queen of Dreams is fluent in Spanish and the pioneering photographer is only on the level of a primary school student, these days there will be intense studying of the Spanish language.
No laying on the bed staring at the ceiling like Rudolf Hess was doing most of his time in the Spandau prison in Berlin.
Rudolf HessThere will be the self imposed obligation to study Spanish with such an intensity that there won't be time enough.