Sweet Light Witnessed by Hermann Hesse

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A picture is worth a thousand words and Hermann Hesse said it in one hundred five. I found this quote today and thought all photographers and seekers of the sweet light would appreciate it. What photographers come to mind after reading this quote? What is it like to catch the sweet light just right in that precious moment with or without a camera?

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.It was that glorious hour, with the daylight still glowing everywhere, but the moon already gleaming and the first bats dipping in the green, shimmering air. On the edge of the woods stood dissolving in the last light, bright chestnut trunks against black shadows. A yellow cottage softly radiated the daylight it had absorbed, glowing gently like a topaz. The small paths pink and violet, led through meadows, vineyards and woods. The western sky hung golden and green above the velvet blue mountains. Oh, to be able to work now, in the last enchanted quarter hour of ripe summer’s day which would never come again!

Hermann Hesse

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(July 2, 1877 – August 9, 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game (also known as Magister Ludi), each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality.

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