“We imagine how we must appear to others. 

We imagine and react to what we feel their judgment of that appearance must be.

We develop our self through the judgments of others.”

– Charles Cooley on Looking Glass Self, 1902 


A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.”

– Hermann Hesse, Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte


My life is cut into pieces and each lives on its own.

The tree is the only certain thing but I am not a tree.

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