Friday, February 10, 2012

"There is, in fact, no way back

either to the wolf or to the child.
From the very start
there is no innocence
and no singleness.

Every created thing,
even the simplest,
is already guilty, already multiple.
It has been thrown
into the muddy stream of being
and may never more
swim back again to its source.

The way to innocence,
to the uncreated and to God
leads on, not back,
not back to the wolf or to the child,
but ever further into sin,
ever deeper into human life..."
(Treatise on the Steppenwolf)

(tnx Bernd)

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