Even though our sorrows may seem eternal they shall pass; as I’ve grown older the statement “Life moves faster as you get older”, said by my uncle at every birthday party, graduation, or funeral has gone from a burden, reminding me of how little time we have on the planet, and transformed into a blessing. […]
Through my life there trembles, without complaintor sighs, a deep, dark pain.My dreams of pure snow blossomsconsecrate the stillest day.But oft my path encountersthe great question. I become smalland cold, like a lakewhose waters I dare not measure.Then a sorrow overcomes me, a sorrowlike the dullest gray of summer nightsthrough which but one star shines.My […]
The world is bigger than our jobs, routines, fears, and limitations; our spirits are cleansed through traveling and taking a step back from the world we’ve built. We find Rilke, in letter 4 of Letters to a young poet, saying, “I feel that no person has an answer for the questions and feelings arising from […]
The depths of our aloneness becomes apparent by the silence that arises once we turn away from the world; however, creativity rests within this silence. Patience is required for the gestation and birth of the seeds–of creativity, transformation and expansion–that are begging for growth inside of us; because blessings come from spaces that rest beyond […]
Rilke’s poem on the plight of a man torn between his own desires and those that he has adopted with falling in love.
I Am Too Alone in the World, and Not Alone Enoughby Rainer Maria Rilke I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone enoughto truly consecrate the hour.I am much too small in this world, yet not small enoughto be to you just object and thing,dark and smart.I want my free will and want it […]