And thanks go to Agnes. Always liked Hesse and this is a great piece.
Originally posted on agnescheek:
This is the best I could translate from a Hermann Hesse piece:
But all these were only masks and disguises.
In fact, there was only the one thing,
one was afraid of:
letting yourself fall,
the tiny step
across all the assertions given.
And the one who one day,
gave himself just once,
dared the great confidence and
confined himself to destiny, he was relieved.
He was no longer obedient to earthly laws,
he had fallen into space and
swung within the dance of the stars.
Hermann Hesse “Man hatte vor tausend Dingen Angst”