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Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter (1845)

Step inside an enchanting, cinematic winter tale. This short story follows two children on Christmas Eve as they travel to grandma’s house. They hike through the beautifully lush mountains for a delicious dinner and a little holiday surprise. 21 more words

Short Story

Falling

Fall is the season of falling. Falling leaves. Sap no longer running. Flowers fading. Red, yellow, purple dying into brown.

Each season reflects the movement of the soul, the eternal motion of the tides we sense within ourselves. 177 more words

Life

The Wisdom of Adalbert Stifter

“Don’t the overwhelming majority believe that mankind is the crowning achievement of Creation, that man is better than everything, even things we haven’t yet investigated? And don’t those people who aren’t able to escape the bonds of their own ego think that the entire Universe, even the countless worlds of outer space, is just a backdrop for this ego? 20 more words

Life

Steppenwolf - Adalbert Stifter

“Rather, it had been just one of those days which for a long while now had fallen to my lot; the moderately pleasant, the wholly bearable and tolerable, lukewarm days of a discontented middle-aged man; days without special pains, without special cares, without particular worry, without despair; days when I calmly wonder, objective and fearless, whether it isn’t time to follow the example of Adalbert Stifter and have an accident while shaving.”

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Hermann Hesse