post-title Merry Christmas and New Year wishes 2020

Merry Christmas and New Year wishes 2020

Merry Christmas and New Year wishes 2020

Merry Christmas and New Year wishes 2020


I’m longing for a land
of peace and security
I think I knew it once,
as I looked up at the starry sky
and saw it clearly before my eyes,
infinite space.
And then something happened to me:
I sensed, felt..,
that everything: stars, mountain and valley,
whether far-off lands, foreign people,
be it the moon, be it sunlight,
that rain, snow and every cloud,
that all this is inside me,
reduced, unique and beautiful
I don’t have to go to everyone,
I feel the vibration, feel the sound
…every thing, near and far,
when I open up and get quiet
in reverence of the great Lord,
who created all this and wants to keep it.
I think that was the moment,
which I’m sure all of you know,
where man is ready to love:
I guess that’ s not far from Christmas.

Hermann Hesse
translated by ART@Berlin, original German version below

We wish you a merry Christmas 2019 in the company of the people who are dear to your heart and a happy new decade with health, contentment, success and love.

Your Team from ART@Berlin


Ich sehn’ mich so nach einem Land
der Ruhe und Geborgenheit
Ich glaub’, ich hab’s einmal gekannt,
als ich den Sternenhimmel weit
und klar vor meinen Augen sah,
unendlich großes Weltenall.
Und etwas dann mit mir geschah:
Ich ahnte, spürte auf einmal,
daß alles: Sterne, Berg und Tal,
ob ferne Länder, fremdes Volk,
sei es der Mond, sei’s Sonnnenstrahl,
daß Regen, Schnee und jede Wolk,
daß all das in mir drin ich find,
verkleinert, einmalig und schön
Ich muß gar nicht zu jedem hin,
ich spür das Schwingen, spür die Tön’
ein’s jeden Dinges, nah und fern,
wenn ich mich öffne und werd’ still
in Ehrfurcht vor dem großen Herrn,
der all dies schuf und halten will.
Ich glaube, daß war der Moment,
den sicher jeder von euch kennt,
in dem der Mensch zur Lieb’ bereit:
Ich glaub, da ist Weihnachten nicht weit!

Hermann Hesse


Image caption: Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Nuit de Noël, La bénédiction des bœufs (Christmas Night, The Blessing of the Oxen), between 1894 and 1898, Oil on Canvas, 82,5 x 70,9 cm, Indianapolis Museum of Art

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