Saturday, June 23, 2007

Thanks Lisa

...for posting this.

I beg you...

to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.

Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them.

And the point is to live everything.

Live the questions now.

Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

- Rainer Maria Rilke


[deep breath]

3 comments:

Maria Kenney said...

Wow, one of my favorite quotes. An old boyfriend introduced me to it, and it's startling in its profundity.

laci said...

i have that tacked to my refrigerator. i need to look at it every day...

Jon said...

i'm about to start "letters to a young poet" by rilke