Also sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen

By Friedrich Nietzsche

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mein Schicksal: Wohlan! Ich bin
bereit.

Woher kommen die höchsten Berge? so fragte ich einst. Da lernte ich,
dass sie aus dem Meere kommen.

Diess Zeugniss ist in ihr Gestein geschrieben und in die Wände ihrer
Gipfel. Aus dem Tiefsten muss das Höchste zu seiner Höhe kommen. -

Also sprach Zarathustra auf der Spitze des Berges, wo es kalt war;
als er aber in die Nähe des Meeres kam und zuletzt allein unter den
Klippen stand, da war er unterwegs müde geworden und sehnsüchtiger als
noch zuvor.

Es schläft jetzt Alles noch, sprach er; auch das Meer schläft.
Schlaftrunken und fremd blickt sein Auge nach mir.

Aber es athmet warm, das fühle ich. Und ich fühle auch, dass es
träumt. Es windet sieh träumend auf harten Kissen.

Horch! Horch! Wie es stöhnt von bösen Erinnerungen! Oder bösen
Erwartungen?

Ach, ich bin traurig mit dir, du dunkles Ungeheuer, und mir selber
noch gram um deinetwillen.

Ach, dass meine Hand nicht Stärke genug hat! Gerne, wahrlich, möchte
ich dich von bösen Träumen erlösen! -

Und indem Zarathustra so sprach, lachte er mit Schwermuth und
Bitterkeit über sich selber. "Wie! Zarathustra! sagte er, willst du
noch dem Meere Trost singen?

Ach, du liebreicher Narr Zarathustra, du Vertrauens-Überseliger! Aber
so warst du immer: immer kamst du vertraulich zu allem Furchtbaren.

Jedes Ungethüm wolltest du noch streicheln. Ein Hauch warmen Athems,
ein Wenig weiches Gezottel an der Tatze -: und gleich warst du bereit,
es zu lieben und zu locken.

Die _Liebe_ ist die Gefahr des Einsamsten, die Liebe zu Allem,
wenn es nur lebt! Zum Lachen ist wahrlich meine Narrheit und meine
Bescheidenheit in der Liebe!" -

Also sprach Zarathustra und lachte dabei zum andern Male: da aber
gedachte er seiner verlassenen Freunde -, und wie als ob er sich mit
seinen Gedanken an ihnen vergangen habe, zürnte er sich ob seiner
Gedanken. Und alsbald geschah es, dass der Lachende weinte: - vor Zorn
und Sehnsucht weinte Zarathustra bitterlich.



Vom Gesicht und Räthsel

1.

Als es unter den Schiffsleuten ruchbar wurde, dass Zarathustra auf dem
Schiffe sei, - denn es war ein Mann zugleich mit ihm an Bord gegangen,
der von den glückseligen Inseln kam - da entstand eine grosse
Neugierde und Erwartung. Aber Zarathustra schwieg zwei Tage und war
kalt und taub vor Traurigkeit, also, dass er weder auf Blicke noch
auf Fragen antwortete. Am Abende aber des zweiten Tages that er
seine Ohren wieder auf, ob er gleich noch schwieg: denn es gab viel
Seltsames und Gefährliches auf diesem Schiffe anzuhören, welches
weither kam und noch weiterhin wollte. Zarathustra aber war ein Freund
aller Solchen, die weite Reisen thun und nicht ohne Gefahr leben
mögen. Und siehe! zuletzt wurde ihm

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