And now there would be a clear, level path except for this annoying, tough lump of flesh that, like the subterranean magic dog in the ghost fairy tales, blocks the way to my treasures.
Friedrich Schiller: "The Robbers"
"Eben" evokes an idea of order and overview. Anyone who finally arrives on a plain after a long hike through valleys and over mountains will later remember the liberating feeling that took possession of them when looking at the vastness, a feeling of freedom that combined with the longing for the distance , with wanderlust, connects. Paving the way, overcoming obstacles remains a lifelong task.
Source: Encyclopedia of Beautiful Words | Roland Kaehlbrandt and Walter Kramer