26 . "Uber alle Gipfeln ist Ruh"

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"Above all summits it is calm. In all the tree-tops you feel scarcely a breath; The birds in the forest are silent, just wait, soon you will rest as well!" ( Über allen Gipfeln Ist Ruh, In allen Wipfeln Spürest du Kaum einen Hauch; Die Vögelein schweigen im Walde. Warte nur, balde ruhest du auch.)

This was the mood of Goethe on the evening of September 6, 1780. He was then just 31 years old.

As we walk through life, fleeting emotional episodesmay keep on twinkling, curl up in the hive ofour recollection and enrich our imagination. In the same vein, esthetic allurement andpoetic gracefulness may possess us, besiege our mind, light up our thinking andshape our future.

When the brain becomes too tired, however, the mind stops decrypting the perceptions in our mental world and surrenders willingly to the unguarded moments of life. For some time, the safeguards of our thinking pattern weaken and discontinue the decoding of the chips of daily reality. The mind picks, then, the instants which are above suspicion, pure and innocent, like picking flowers in the pasturelands of the first morning.

As we go through the flightiness of time, dazed by the inebriety of our mental time voyage, we must hit the brakes, now an then, and not shy away from questioning ourselves, when we wade through the tanning mist of our memory that embroiders our thoughts or distorts them.

The painting invites us to make a provisional retreat from the material world and indulges in a moment of spiritual meditation.

The painting invites us to make a provisional retreat from the material world and indulges in a moment of spiritual meditation

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