On July 31, 2021, at 10 a.m., I was walking the streets of Barcelona, listening to a podcast about Kierkegaard and anxiety. The podcast ends with the host telling the real story of how he survived an encounter with a bear while walking alone in the forest.
He says, ‘I was terrified (...) and something changed for me (...) I have not thought of anxiety since that very minute (...) for this bear and for Kierkegaard, I am grateful.’
As I crossed the street, I thought to myself, 'Damn... Where's my bear? I want to meet my bear.' And was immediately hit by a motorbike.
I cannot remember anything about the accident, but all I recall are the beautiful and blissful days that followed, experiencing consciousness as a miracle.
I received powerful messages in my dreams, and this has forever changed me.
This font tells that story, inspired by the pre-Romanesque (c. 900-1200) chapels my mother took me to as a child.
As Jung had engraved above the door of his house,

'Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit' -
called or not called, God is here.

In collaboration with Aurore Chauve. Font design by Ines Davodeau.