April 22, 2007 1:07pm CST
from Demian by Herman Hesse: "Everyone goes through this crisis. For the average person this is the point when the demands of his own life come into the sharpest conflict with his environment, when the way forward has to be sought with the bitterest means at his command. Many people experience the dying and rebirth--which is our fate--only this once during their entire life. Their childhood becomes hollow and gradually collapses, everything they love abandons them and they suddenly feel surrounded by the loneliness and mortal cold of the universe. Very many are caught forever in this impasse, and for the rest of their lives cling painfully to an irrevocable past, the dream of the lost paradise--which is the worst and most ruthless of dreams."
22 Apr 07
This discussion is WAY beyond my comprehension but would be excellant in a group discussion to see how people would interpret what is being said.I am going to keep an eye on this discussion as my curiosity has been piqued.
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22 Apr 07
I know he is a very talented writer, and that's exactly why I'm posting a quote from his book "Demian". I'm giving him all teh credit he deserves. I'm in no manner claiming it as mine. I simply posted thsi quote because I'd like to share it with others, and because thsi quote describes perfectly how i feel at this point in my life. It's completely okay to post quotes on mylot as long as you credit the author and the source. I don't understand your reasoning or your argument.