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Recently Brain Pickings‘; Maria Popova posted about Hermann Hesse’s?B?ume: Betrachtungen und Gedichte?[Trees: Reflections and Poems] (public library; it’;s not available on Amazon). To us, the best part of the post was Popova’;s own words used to introduce Hesse’;s:

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I woke up this morning to discover a tiny birch tree rising amidst my city quasi-garden, having overcome unthinkable odds to float its seed over heaps of concrete and glassaccent pillow case baby burlap housewarming gift, and begin a life in a meager oasis of soil. And I thought, my god*, what a miracle. What magic.?What a reminder that life does not await permission to be lived.

You can read Brainpicking’;s full post –; and Hesse’;s words –; here.

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