Friday, September 21, 2012

Baume for the Soul

Brain Pickings has a lovely post about Herman Hesse and trees. Go to Brainpickings to check out a longer passage from Hesse's "Bäume: Betrachtungen und Gedichte [Trees: Reflections and Poems] (public library)":
“When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.”

No wonder Hesse was fascinated with Siddhartha, the man who found enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree