Kafka on the glory of life

In a radio contribution I heard a good quote from Kafka:

“It is very conceivable that the glory of life is available to everyone and always in its fullness, but imposed, deep, invisible, very far. But it lies there, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you call her by the right word, by the right name, she comes. That is the essence of magic, which does not create, but calls. ”

Franz Kafka, Diary, October 1921

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