“Most people…are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path.”
― Hermann Hesse
May I be both star and leaf? Leaf floats on the wind and follows gravely down. Yet for a moment it is borne away from any life it could have imagined for itself as if in defiance of the universe itself on a flight to who knows where. It does not fall as much as is carried in joy.
May I also be a star following a course and shining so bright. I have purpose direction and a conscious awareness that dwarves all. Both star and leaf, ephemeral and constant. Yet is there something of which the star itself is but a leaf in comparison? What connection to wisdom that would be.
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