When I met him, Marià lived in an office, adapted to be used as an apartment. He was the only "tenant" of the entire building and lived on a second floor without elevator or intercom. His economic situation was difficult and he could not resort to home care or living in a nursing home. He performed all housework by himself. Once a week the Red Cross volunteers brought him some food. After having spent seven years in his "flat-office" Marià was given a social housing.
Marià came from a high bourgeois family. In his youth, he got married hoping to change and avoid any public scandal. When he separated he was already 50 years old and he never managed to build a stable relationship with a man. According to him, it was too late to live what he had to have lived when he was 20 years old.