Hermann Hesse (Pen)

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Day 31.

Ink drawing of the German born Swiss writer Hermann Hesse.

The drawing is done from a photograph on the cover of his book If The war Goes On which I was reading at the time I made the drawing.

I admire the writer a great deal. I have read several of his book and was profoundly moved by the novel Rosshalde.

“Light the Christmas candles for your children! Let them sing carols! But don’t delude yourselves, don’t content yourselves year after year with the shabby, pathetic, sentimental feeling you have when you celebrate your holidays! Demand more of yourselves! Love and joy and the mysterious thing we call “happiness” are not over here or over there, they are only “within yourselves.”

Hermann HesseIf The War Goes On: Reflections On War And Politics

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