You’ve forgotten your childhood; It will make you suffer until you heed it

Me, Myself (black and white photograph) by Paul Politis
Me, Myself (black and white photograph) by Paul Politis, 2018
Me, Myself (black and white photograph) by Paul Politis
Me, Myself (black and white photograph) by Paul Politis, 2018

“In your case, mind and nature, consciousness and dream world lie very far apart. You’ve forgotten your childhood; it cries for you from the depths of your soul. It will make you suffer until you heed it.”
Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund

“Natures of your kind, with strong, delicate senses, the soul-oriented, the dreamers, poets, lovers are almost always superior to us creatures of the mind. You take your being from your mothers. You live fully; you were endowed with the strength of love, the ability to feel. Whereas we creatures of reason, we don’t live fully; we live in an arid land, even though we often seem to guide and rule you. Yours is the plenitude of life, the sap of the fruit, the garden of passion, the beautiful landscape of art. Your home is the earth; ours is the world of ideas. You are in danger of drowning in the world of the senses; ours is the danger of suffocating in an airless void. You are an artist; I am a thinker.”
Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund

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