"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living,
I want to know what you ache for.
It doesn't interest me how old you are,
I want to know if you are willing to risk looking like a fool for love,
for your dreams,
for the adventure of being alive.
I want to know if you can live with failure,
yours and mine.
It doesn't interest me where you live or how rich you are,
I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair,
weary and bruised to the bone,
and be sweet to the ones you love.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments of your life."