Lit. Log #1 - Siddhartha
Today I read pages 1-22 in the book Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.
Unlike my last book, this was very good. It goes into amazing detail about what his physical appearance is. On page 4, a line that stood out to me was, "Siddhartha-strong, handsome, supple-limed..." The detail used for this was good. It described him as a person and did not glorify him.
Another line in this book I found interesting was on page 8. "It was now evening. It was time to preform the evening ablutions. He called Siddhartha by his name; he did not reply. Siddhartha sat absorbed, his eyes staring as if directed at a distant goal, the tip of his tongue showing a little between his teeth. He did not seem to be breathing. He sat thus, lost in meditation, thinking Om, his soul as the arrow directed at Brahman." Siddhartha was so focused on what he wanted that he seemed to be dead to keep himself calm.
I wish I had the time, and energy to do something like that. I have so much stress and an hour alone with my thoughts would be perfect right about now.
I think that he will go through more of his life trying to find his perfection and a state where he will be in perfect harmony.
I am very eager to read more of this book.