We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement.
―Hermann Hesse,Narcissus and Goldmund
The backbone of synkroniciti in 2015 was the daily quote, which continued largely uninterrupted even when I was extremely busy. I have always enjoyed pairing words and images, and putting together these combinations nurtures me. It is my delight that they nurture others as well, that there are souls as weird as mine that are drawn to them. Thank you.
As we explore our weekly themes, we encounter many different and sometimes contradictory observations. Sometimes they hit the funny bone, sometimes they take our breath away. Some are like old friends and others meet us like strangers from a distant land.
These are the ten quotes that received the most views in 2015. I’ll release a second list soon that contains my favorites. Enjoy!
A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, the longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one’s suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home.
A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.
A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.