Monday, January 05, 2009

Words through the ages...

My dear friend, Peggy, came across a poet and novelist the other day and sent me a quote from him. 

Rainer Maria Rilke was Austrian whose life stradled the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I have only read a couple of his quotes, but am enthralled with this poet and am going to research more about him.  

Here are a couple of quotes: "For one human being to love another; that is the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test of proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation."

"A person isn't who they are during the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been throughout your whole relationship."

And, then this, which was what started Peggy's interest in this man:

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart...
And try to love the questions themselves...
Do not seek the answers, which cannot be given,
because you would not be able to live them.

And the point is, to live erverything.
Live the questions now.

Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it,
Live along some distant day into the answers.

Here is a link to him. Enjoy! And, thank you my dear Peggy! 

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