Monday, December 24, 2012

Multiplicity Merged To Oneness

I would like always to point with delight at the many-splendored multiplicity of the world, and just as constantly utter a reminder that oneness underlies this multiplicity; I would like always to show that the beautiful and the ugly, the bright and the dark, sin and holiness are always opposites just for the moment, that they constantly merge into each other.  

Hermann Hess, “A Guest at the Spa”, from the book AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGS