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Hermann Hesse says:

A wild longing for
strong emotions and sensations seethes in me,

a rage against this toneless, flat, normal and sterile life.

I have a mad impulse to smash something, … 21 more words

“My story isn’t pleasant, it’s not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves.” —Hermann Hesse… 356 more words

Mental Health

Patti Smith's Favourite Books

Open Culture has shared a list of American writer, musician, and photographer Patti Smith‘s favourite books. Included among the 2008 list are titles by  61 more words


Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse - Book Review

(I am copying book reviews from my Goodreads, starting with the books I read in November 2017. See my profile for the rest of my reviews.) 232 more words

Book Blogs

The Spirit Tree

For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. 370 more words

Favorite Things
I had experienced similar hours in the past. During such periods of despair it seemed to me as if I, a lost pilgrim, had reached the extreme edge of the world, and there was nothing left for me to do but to satisfy my last desire: to let myself fall from the edge of the world into the void–to death.
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