Thursday, August 16, 2012

Smell the autumn



Tenderly, he looked into the rushing water, into the transparent green,
into the crystal lines of its drawing, so rich in secrets. Bright
pearls he saw rising from the deep, quiet bubbles of air floating on
the reflecting surface, the blue of the sky being depicted in it. With
a thousand eyes, the river looked at him, with green ones, with white
ones, with crystal ones, with sky-blue ones. How did he love this
water, how did it delight him, how grateful was he to it! In his heart
he heard the voice talking, which was newly awaking, and it told him:
Love this water! Stay near it! Learn from it! Oh yes, he wanted to
learn from it, he wanted to listen to it. He who would understand this
water and its secrets, so it seemed to him, would also understand many
other things, many secrets, all secrets.

(By Hermann Hesse's Novel "Siddharta") 






„Die meisten Menschen sind wie ein fallendes Blatt, das weht und dreht sich durch die Luft, und schwankt, und taumelt zu Boden. Andre aber, wenige, sind wie Sterne, die gehen eine feste Bahn, kein Wind erreicht sie, in sich selber haben sie ihr Gesetz und ihre Bahn.“ 

(aus "Siddharta.. eine Indische Erzaehlung" von Hermann Hesse) 




38 comments:

  1. Traumhafte Bilder, sie strahlen Ruhe aus.
    Grüße, Uwe-Jens

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  2. liebe Monika,
    der Zauber der verborgenen Träume, wunderschöne Fotos.
    Die kleinen Träume schwimmen frei wie ein Blatt. Hier und da stoßen sie mal an, aber das gibt die Kraft zum weiter tanzen.

    liebe Grüße zu dir, herzlichst Jasmin

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  3. Brilliant, the waters, and a leaf. Hermann Hesse's Novel "Siddharta" is my favourite, truly.

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  4. Das erste Bild ist wunderbar gewählt zur Untermalung der Auszüge von Hesse, es bedarf zur Deutung dieser sicher ungewollten Symbiose von Blatt und Bach ein gewaltig Maß an Fantasie, doch die ist man ja eh bei den Texten und Malereien von Hesse gewohnt...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  5. The first photo makes me think of Monet's water lilies, both very beautiful, the twinkling of the light, 'Siddharta' brings back memories, x

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  6. Monika, this is the water colors in your photographs. That is amazing how you achieved this beautiful effect. This is what awakes my imagination and touches my soul.

    Beautiful photographs, my dear talented artist.

    Hugs from Kaya.

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  7. Autumn has not yet signaled its arrival. Summer is still in full glory!

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  8. Wunderschoen und passt sooo toll zusammen♥

    Hast du die Fotos auch jetzt gemacht??? Vertrocknete Blaetter die die Landschaft wie Herbst aussehen lassen^^

    Liebe Gruessle

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  9. Nova. Die Bilder sind vom letzten Jahr, gefallene Platanen-Blaetter im Fluss Acheron..

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  10. Wundervoll!!! Sowohl Bilder als auch Text!
    (Ich stelle gerade fest, wenn ich noch ein paar Sonnenstrahlen tanke, dann bin ich schon ganz bald bereit für den Herbst!) ;0)

    Alles Liebe,
    Sonja

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  11. Artistic, my friend.
    And my flickr link is http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwwongfoto/

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  12. Take it easy... We are still in the summer zone!!

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  13. Ah, Autumn. It can't come too soon. I would love some cooler weather. Deliciously refreshing, sparkling, and calming images. I would love to "be" that leaf...

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  14. Vengo a agradecerle su visita y sus palabras por mi trabajo.
    Voy a seguir su Blog con mucho interés, para conocer mejor la obra del artista Kevin Carter.
    Saludos Cordiales.

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  15. You keep reminding me of writers I have not encountered since my college days, Monika. My favorite work by Hermann Hesse is "Narcissus and Goldmund." Some, probably most, think of it as a study of two men. I prefer to think of it as the struggle of the left hand and the right hand within one man.

    It is autumn here. At least, summer and autumn are battling it out. The temperature has fallen to between two and three degrees a few nights.

    The water is magical, and the leaf is the solitary traveler upon it. Your photography is fascinating here.

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  16. ♡¸.°.¸♫♫♪

    Belos reflexos!
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    ♡彡♫♪°.¸.•°`

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  17. oh nein, bitte noch nicht.....
    ich brauche noch etwas sommer........
    ganz lieben gruß
    dieter

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  18. απίστευτες φωτογραφίες και δυνατό το απόσπασμα από το Σιντάρτα του Εσσε... πολλά φιλιά Μόνικα...

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  19. Beautiful series. Perfect moments recorded.
    Well done. Very ingenious!

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  20. Beautiful quote! Everytime I come here, you made me think deeply about life! Hope you're having a great weekend! xoxxoo

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  21. Μα τι υπέροχες, ειλικρινά εξωπραγματικές- αν μπορεί να λεχθεί - φωτογραφίες!
    Αλλά και το κείμενο το Hermann Hesse θαυμάσιο!

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  22. Beautiful and deep words, and wonderful photos, Monika ! (aber, is it almost autumn already ??).

    Loved your steeples too.

    Have a marvelous week.

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  23. Καλησπέρες πολλέςςςςς
    Ε οχι και Φθινόπωρο!
    Ακομα μπανακια στη θαλασσα κι αγιος ο Θεος είμαστε!
    Φιλακια πολλάαααααααααααα

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  24. I love these photographs, Monika.
    They look like beautiful paintings.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend!
    xo

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  25. Beautiful series Monika! Very painterly. The reflection of sunlight on the water is so delicate accentuated by the leaf floating on the surface. And the Hermanne Hesse quote is perfect. :D

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  26. Vacanze finite per me...purtroppo!! spero che le tue siano state belle come le mie! un abbraccio...ciao

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  27. Du Beste,

    fantastisch, Hesse würde sich freuen:)

    herzliche Umarmung
    von deiner Rachelako

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  28. ♡✿彡╮

    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil.
    •°♫¸.♪♫°

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  29. Lovely words. Beautiful photographs. Water has such a calming effect, yet give us such a rush.

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  30. Herran Hesse is one of my favourite writers. Siddharta was the first book of his I ever read so many years ago. Thanks for reminding me those words.
    Your photography is exquisite!


    Σε φιλώ πολύ γλυκιά μου : )

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  31. belle le foto e bello quello che hai scritto.
    Ciao

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  32. One of my favorite books of all time! I love that your posts are so thoughtful! Hope you're doing well my friend! xoxoxoo

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  33. Monika I love Hesse, you know that he lived and died very closed where I live now... near Lugano .. I was there in the little tawn where he lived and it is beatifull, maybe a day you come over to visit me and we can go there together :-)

    I must to made a post about

    the foto are so beautifull, like a Monet paintings

    love to you, always.

    In the last time I'm not often online, I work hard but i must find the time to take more care of my blog

    kiss

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  34. 彡♡` Olá, amiga!

    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil ♡彡.
    ¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮

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  35. dearest monika,

    yet another inspirational post.

    herman esse is one of my favourite authors thanks for posting that piece.

    love, love, love those dreamy images, very arty and beautiful!! great lighting and great reflections on them.

    wishing you a lovely weekend!

    big hugs.

    love
    betty

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