Saturday, October 26, 2013

Let everything happen to you



"Let everything happen to you
Beauty and terror
Just keep going
No feeling is final"

~ Rilke

There couldn't be a truth truer than this. How many times I've checked upon a certain feeling, rehearsing its details like school lessons, only to later realize the sheer flimsiness of it all. To have nursed its sapling only to witness its green wither away gradually. To have wasted moments, sometimes days, holding on to it. Moments of epiphany crumbling into morsels of dust and nothingness.

No feeling is final
. Rilke knows. He always did.

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    1. Good to see you, Robert. Hope you are doing well.

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  2. Sometimes, when I feel low, I go to Rilke for help. He doesn’t exactly make me jump for joy but he shows me that there is beauty and sadness and depth and infinity.

    And then I feel better.

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    1. How beautifully you've said what I often feel.. True, he can be a savior when the days are not very kind.

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  3. I love this quote!! It's so true. And I have to learn by heart this post!!!

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    1. Ha ha! How you flatter me, my dear! :-)

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