Hermann Hesse on little joys, breaking the trance of busyness

A stretch of sky, a garden wall overhung by green branches, a strong horse, a handsome dog, a group of children, a beautiful face — why should we be willing to be robbed of all this? Whoever has acquired the knack can in the space of a block see precious things without losing a minute’s time… All things have their vivid aspects, even the uninteresting or ugly; one must only want to see.

~ Herman Hess from, http://www.brainpickings.org/2017/03/06/hermann-hesse-little-joys-my-belief/