May 17th, 2009

face in the sky

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"You," he said, "are happy. And I behold your strong and gallant figure with true fear and deep respect. You live unmoved by either joy or grief, and you dominate life with serene tranquillity, like a sailor who knows how to use the tiller and doesn't let himself become confused by the marvellous song of the sirens. Next to you I've often felt like an idiotic coward or a madman. There are people drunk on life. How terrible it is to become sober again!"

Joseph Von Eichendorff "Autumn Sorcery"