Saturday, September 22, 2012

on love and other difficulties

"... be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.  Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them.  And the point is, to live everything.  Live the questions now.  Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer." 

--Rainer Maria Rilke, 1875-1926 
from On Love and Other Difficulties (translations by John J.L. Mood)

No comments: