Such a comforting line this, from a letter by the German poet Hölderlin.
The sky and the air embrace me like a cradle-song.
May they embrace you, too. And here is another thought of Hölderlin, on a peaceful state of work; and in another letter, his admiration for a friend’s calmness of mind. He himself had an uneasy relationship with calm.
Source: Friedrich Hölderlin, letter to Karl Gok, August 1797, Essays and Letters, trans. and ed. by Jeremy Adler and Charlie Louth (London: Penguin Books, 2009), p. 91
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