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"I became at once aware that I could give him no notion of who I was. Indeed, who was I? It would be no answer to say I was who! Then I understood that I did not know myself, did not know what I was, had no grounds on which to determine that I was one and not another. As for the name I went by in my own world, I had forgotten it, and did not care to recall it, for it meant nothing, and what it might be was plainly of no consequence here. I had indeed almost forgotten that there it was a custom for everybody to have a name! So I held my peace, and it was my wisdom; for what should I say to a creature such as this raven, who saw through accident into entity?"
George McDonald


"He saw his own face in the dark mirror of the well and thought that the Goldmund who was looking up at him from the water had long since ceased being the Goldmund of cloister days, or Lydia's Goldmund, or even the Goldmund of the forests. He thought that he, that all men, trickled away, changing constantly, until they finally dissolved, while their artist-created images remained unchangeably the same."
Hermann Hesse

In my mind, this image connects to Oscar Wilde's, The Picture of Dorian Gray


"For the self can't be known as an object of knowledge, since it is not an object but a subject. That's what a self means: an "I". That's God's great joke on us: we're eyes that can see everything except themselves, mirrors that can reflect everything in the universe except themselves. And yet that is precisely our one essential task: to find ourselves."

"If this is so, the logical corollary is then that either the self cannot be known ever or else that it can be known only by another, higher self. Only to the Absolute Subject can human subjects be objects."
Peter Kreeft


"Is it possible then, thought Pierre, that there lives a human creature in this common world of everydays, whose whole history may be told in little less than two score words, and yet embody in that smallness a fathomless fountain of ever-welling mystery? Is it possible, after all, that spite of bricks and shaven faces, this world we live in is brimmed with wonders, and I and all mankind, beneath our garbs of commonplaceness, conceal enigmas that the stars themselves, and perhaps the highest seraphim can not resolve?"
Herman Melville

 


Bibliography

God (forever and ever)
The Holy Bible

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)
Narcissus and Goldmond (1930)

Peter Kreeft (1937-living)
C.S. Lewis For The Third Millennium (1994)

George MacDonald (1824-1905)
Lilith (1895)

Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Pierre (1852)

 
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