It was all going so swimmingly that we couldn’t help but ask Yossi a few more questions…
What does ‘home’ mean to you?
Home means I have a place to sleep tonight: a bed, a shelter. These things are never taken for granted. The place where I sleep (regardless of where it is), I call home. An excellent byproduct of this realisation is that I'm always ‘home’.
Who are the people you admire - your heroes?
I admire regular people: couples that are still expressively in love when they are in their 70’s, a family man singing a gentle lullaby to put his baby back to sleep, in the small hours of the night. The grace and beauty in the mundane are more heroic for me, because they feel almost unnatural. In extreme circumstances, it is often easier to be a ‘hero’.
If someone were to make a movie about your life, what would it be called?
Someone is. The film is titled 'Jungle', and is scheduled for release in September 2017.
If you could give our readers only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Big it up, big it up. You count. You are a winner. This is your life, and so dare to shine.
What are your reasons for being cheerful in 2017?
I'm an optimist. Optimists always have reason to be cheerful, because they know that even bad and terrible things are servants of the greater good. Love always prevails.