Arnon Grunberg



After the reading in the "Stadtkirche" in Darmstadt (the main protestant church of the city), one of my favorites places for readings, an elderly lady approached me.
She said: "While listening to you I remembered this quote by Kleist: 'Ich bin dir wohl ein Rätsel? Nicht wahr? Nun, tröste dich, Gott ist es mir.'"

(I'm a riddle to you ain't I? Now, comfort yourself, God is a riddle to me.)

Humans are riddles to each other, but some prefer the riddle of God.

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