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Missing the Mark

The other day, on the train to school, I overheard an extended conversation among three high school students (two girls and a boy) who were talking about their classes. 1,051 more words


Peter Camenzind - Alpine Landscape

I sat quietly close by, contemplated the lovely Segantini cloud and the lovely girl who was under its spell. Then I got into a panic in case she should turn round, see and speak to me and lose her beauty in doing so. 11 more words

Hermann Hesse

Thought for today november 22nd 2014

Knowledge can be communicated,
but not wisdom.
One can find it,
live it, be fortified by it,
do wonders through it,
but one cannot communicate and teach it.

Photography Credit


Raymond Hoffmann


Peter Camenzind - Portrait of a Lady of the Fugger Family

I met Rösi Girtanner almost every day on my way home to dinner. She was a girl of seventeen, strongly built yet supple. Her narrow face with its dark, flawless complextion radiated the same quiet, spiritual beauty still possessed by her mother and which her grandmother and great-grandmother had possessed before her. 16 more words

Hermann Hesse

Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. - Hermann Hesse


Even today I can still vanquish a mountain, walk ten hours at a stretch, row a boat and, if necessary, I could kill a man with my bare hands, but the art of living still eludes me.

-Peter Camenzind, Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse

The Interrupted Class

Line of houses fronting onto the Nagold in Calw, Germany, 1932

I stood and looked, stood and listened, and for the first time that day I had a brief taste of the sweet eternity in which one knows nothing of time. 27 more words

Hermann Hesse