“Indeed, at hearing the news that ‘the old god is dead’, we philosophers and ‘free spirits’ feel illuminated by a new dawn; our heart overflows with gratitude, amazement, forebodings, expectation – finally the horizon seems clear again, even if not bright; finally our ships may set out again, set out to face any danger; every daring of the lover of knowledge is allowed again; the sea, our sea, lies open again; maybe there has never been such an ‘open sea’.” Nietzsche
Day: July 30, 2020
I returned – and understand
And I, unfaithful, yearned and sorrowed
And, filled with the poetic impulse,
Abandoned without need
My native haunts.
But my heart sensed a language that
My ears could not hear – in solitude;
And in belated tenderness
I returned – and understood.
(Aleksander Blok – 9 June 1901)