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Hermann Hesse

One of my favorite things about visiting historical churches and buildings is how the staircase banister railings are so smooth from centuries of hands touching them. 32 more words

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Jazz and Literature #1

Sidney Bechet is said to have been a model for the character of saxophonist and bandleader Pablo, in Hermann Hesse’s novel Steppenwolf (1927).

And as he spoke and conjured up a cigarette from his waistcoat pocket and offered it to me, he was suddenly Mozart no longer. 182 more words

Jazz

“We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. 31 more words

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“We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. 31 more words

A Word's Worth

Hermann Hesse

The world has become lovelier. I am alone, and I don’t suffer from my loneliness. I don’t want life to be anything other than what it is. 10 more words

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Knowing When to Let Go

Thursday March 9, 2017 #869

“Some people think it’s holding on that makes one strong – sometimes it’s letting go.”

~Hermann Hesse

There are times in this life when despite your best intentions and efforts, it will become clear that to continue to fight for success becomes futile and your best course is to move on.  126 more words

Akcia

Čo som však potreboval, po čom som tak zúfalo túžil, nebolo vedieť a pochopiť, ale zažiť, rozhodnúť sa, rozbehnúť sa a skočiť.