A game.

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. -
Every phenomenon on earth is symbolic, and each symbol is an open gate through which the soul, if it is ready, can enter into the inner part of the world, where you and I and day and night are all one
Love must neither beg nor demand. Love must be strong enough to find certainty within itself. It then ceases to be moved and becomes the mover.
The way to innocence, to the uncreated, and to God leads on, not back, not back to the wolf or to the child, but ever further into sin, ever deeper into human life. ... You will have to multiply many time your two-fold being and complicate your complexities still further. Instead of narrowing your world and simplifying your soul, you will have to absorb more and more of the world and at last take all of it up in your painfully expanded soul if you are ever to find peace*
For even the most childish intoxication with progress will soon be forced to recognize that writing and books have a function that is eternal. It will become evident that formulations in words and the handling on of these formulations through writing are not only important aids but actually the only means by which humanity can have a history and continuing consciousness of itself

* All of these are quotes by the author Herman Hesse. I would like to make this post a game, if you would like to play? In the quote there by Hesse - where it says you have to go out into the world I thought. Wow. Wouldn't it be neat if we could find hyperlinks for that paragraph. Now pretty much anything you write, I am not going to change like that. But. If I broke them out , of the para I thought these would be fun:

  • to the uncreated,
  • to the wolf
  • to the child
  • deeper into human life
  • multiply your two-fold being
  • to absorb more and more
  • painfully expanded soul

So, the game is to find a link for that word. I mean, its from Hesse's Steppenwolf which is sort of a puzzle book anyway... so why not... here's my stab at it (note: disclaimer. I am NOT saying these would be my permanent links here!)

Check out that last one. At time of writing, "Painfully Expanded Soul" , search termed first in Google. To guess which blog. (its true I am growing here.) - So lets have fun? Take a word from the list. And tell me the link. >:)


Anonymous said…
lady sheridanne hit this thing hard.