Welcome to my personal home page. It is still incomplete and a lot of works needs to be done on it.

 My name is Marcel. I have been made, born and bred largely in Switzerland. But my job as an aid worker and my travels took me to more than 50 interesting countries, such as Afghanistan, the Palestinian territories, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Haiti. 

I also love music, movies, photography, and the internet. I am very interested in spiritual themes. I am not an adept of any particular current, though. I used to work as a journalist, and still have some other writing projects.

Chad 2005 Marcel children refugee camp

This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as I live it is my privilege - my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I love. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I've got a hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.


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