The Three Metamorphoses – Friedrich Nietzsche
What is heavy? so asketh the load-bearing spirit; then kneeleth it down like the camel, and wanteth to be well laden. […]
But in the loneliest wilderness happeneth the second metamorphosis: here the spirit becometh a lion; freedom will it capture, and lordship in its own wilderness. […]
But tell me, my brethren, what the child can do, which even the lion could not do? Why hath the preying lion still to become a child?
Innocence is the child, and forgetfulness, a new beginning, a game, a self-rolling wheel, a first movement, a holy Yea.
One of best known parables of Friedrich Nietzsches "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" describes the the three required metamorphoses of the spirit.
This artworks incorporates these images and basic themes of the book, like the eternal return, development of the mind and freedom.