I liked this and was writing up a light hearted comment, then I sidetracked to look up ‘Julius Fann, Jr’ which took me right to your blog and there your writing and intent lost me.
Kilt my commenting mood, so I let it be and tippytoed off.
From the womb into the arms of my loving parents. Playing with my sibling & friends. My first adventure to kindergarten and through the halls and corridors of junior and high school, and college. Onto the streets, the churches, pool halls, bars, prisons, and jobs. All the while enjoying or displeased with relationships - women and men, black and white, secure and insecure . Living the life of living the life, and through it all learning to know it doesn’t matter the heights nor depths I reach mentally, materially, or religiously, I will one day be forced to stand still and see how far I’m come to get back where I started.
Who will not end up back in the invisible from whence they came?
Still it resonated because I started reading Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse again, my first readings being in my early 20s, now I’m in my early 60s
so it’s been an interesting fun read. Your paragraph does a good job of describing the theme of the story way better than a couple sad shallow critiques I’d read recently, or at least it’s the key to understanding Narcissus and what Herman Hesse was trying to touch on.
Then a couple days ago we saw Victoria and Abdul, awesome film, incredible story, amazing man that I can relate to, (someone who resonates within me) - so it turned into a deeply captivating movie for me myself and I. Afterwards, your quote came to mind again. It resonates within Abdul’s story.
Victoria and Abdul: The Truth About the Queen’s Controversial Relationship
by JULIE MILLER SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
The film adaptation, out in theaters Friday, stars Judi Dench and Ali Fazal.
One early Abdul Karim journal entry, per The Telegraph:
“This is the journal of my life at the court of Queen Victoria from the Golden Jubilee of 1887 to the Diamond Jubilee of 1897,” wrote Karim. “I’ve been but a sojourner in a strange land and among a strange people. . . . While I record my life I cannot but call to mind the many honours which have fallen to my lot and all through the great goodness of Her Majesty. I pray to the Almighty for the richest blessings to be showered down on our good Queen Empress.”
Though after looking at your blog I suspect what I’m reading in your words is somewhat different from what you were intended.