Tags » Hermann Hesse

Things to Do When You're Daring - A list

“What I am in search of is not so much the gratification of a curiosity or a passion for worldly life, but something far less conditional. 336 more words


a fairy tale for 'grown ups'


Right across my workplace there is a public primary school (which looks like a renovated, clean prison). I think it is actually a prison, but we’ll talk about it (or maybe not) another day. 1,721 more words


Writing, a Solitary Voyage Through the Universe

“The reader may laugh, but for us writers, writing is every time a mad, exciting business, a voyage in a tiny craft on the high seas, a solitary flight through the universe. 195 more words


Resilience poem by Hermann Hesse

Be still, be quiet and listen.
Look at me!
Life is not easy, life is not difficult.
Let your thoughts grow silent and listen within. 99 more words


Gazing Into the Fire

There’s a plaintive thought in an as yet unreleased new song, “Rest,” by the recording artist Sam Fowles, that speaks of being in the wind, longing for shelter, but accepting there are places we still have to go, so we go anyway, hoping for rest, traveling on. 658 more words

Live Music Portland


“What we can and should change is ourselves: our impatience, our egoism (including intellectual egoism), our sense of injury, our lack of love and forbearance. I regard every other attempt to change the world, even if it springs from the best intentions, as futile.” ― Hermann Hesse

21feb15. Kiev, Ukraine.



I would traverse not once more, but often the hell of my inner being. One day I would be a better hand at the game. One day I would learn how to laugh.

– Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf