Far off horizon

“The far off horizon impressed me no less. Once again, as in childhood, I saw the soft blue distance inviting me like an open door. And once again I was overcome by the feeling that I was not born for the life of a perpetual stay-at-home among my fellow men in towns and houses, but for pilgrimages through foreign lands and journeys over the sea. I felt the old melancholy impulse to fling myself on God’s breast and merge my own insignificant life into the infinite and eternal.”

(Peter Camenzind, by Hermann Hesse)

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One thought on “Far off horizon

  1. Hi Dave,

    That sounds romantic, if a little melancholic … though I can’t imagine you being a perpetual stay-at-home. I guess you’re enjoying having time to read and write a little more, I think!

    Pete.

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