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"I have done without electricity, and tend the
fireplace and stove myself. Evenings, I light the old lamps. There is no running
water, and I pump the water from the well. I chop the wood and cook the food.
These simple acts make man simple; and how difficult it is to be simple! . . .
Silence surrounds me, almost audibly, and I live "in modest harmony
with nature". Thoughts rise to the surface which reach back into the
centuries, and accordingly anticipate a remote future. Here the torment of
creation is lessened; creativity and play are close together."
Jung, "Memories, Dreams, and Reflections"