During last autumn we went to the Ardennes which is a region in Belgium that still has some forests. We enjoyed the Silence and the Quietude.
“‘Wood’ is an old name for forest. In the wood are paths that mostly wind along until they end quite suddenly in an imprenetable thicket. They are called ‘wood paths’. Each goes its peculiar way, but in the same forest. Often it seems as though one were identical to another. Yet it only seems so. Wood cutters and foresters are familiar with these paths. They know what it means to be on a wood path.”
(A most beautiful quote used in the booklet of the music compilation dedicated to one of my favorite artists Riefenstahl. The quote was selected by the band Strength Through Joy. As I’m reading Spengler’s magnum opus on the organic nature of cultures and civilizations, the image and the song ‘Ways Strength and Beauty’ are most fitting.)
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