But there is good and reason in us, in human beings, with whom fortune plays, and we can be stronger than nature and fate, if only for a few hours. And we can draw close to one another in times of need, understand and love one another, and live to comfort each other. And sometimes, when the black depths are silent, we can do even more. We can then be gods for moments, stretch out a commanding hand and create things which were not there before and which, when they are created, continue to live without us.
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Hesse, Herman. Getrude. Albert Langen, 1910
Hesse, Herman. Gertrude. Translated by Hilda Rosner. Picador, 2005.