Herman Hesse-Trees

For me, trees have always been the most penetrating teachers. 

I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves… 

They struggle with all the forces of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own forms, to represent themselves. 

Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary, than a beautiful strong tree.

(Herman Hesse, “Trees”, natural Resources Journal, Spring 1980)


If you are a tree, what tree would you be and why?


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