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SKU:  9781737832713
Product  9781737832713
For Hermann Hesse, trees are symbols of transcendence and rebirth, of instinctive growth present in all natural life.

This elegant book reflects Mr. Hesse's thoughts on a spiritual path for self-knowledge through a collection of his essays, poems, and passages on trees--trees in general and on individual ones in specific places--accompanied by twelve of his hand-painted watercolor illustrations. Together his writings mirror the seasons, landscapes, and environmental conditions as he experienced them, and help remind us that trees' annual rings are representations of our own struggle, illness, happiness, and purpose. Heartfelt and lovely, Trees offers a homecoming, or in the author's comforting words: "They struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfill themselves according to their own laws....Whoever has learned to listen to trees no longer wants to be one. He wants to be nothing except who he is. That is home."