Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Every so often I circle back to these words, words I originally uncovered on a piece of paper (I believe at church?) back in 1999 when I was feeling confused and lost especially about relationships.

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now 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

Several years ago I would see this very passage engraved on the Jeanine Payer "Palmer" bracelet.  I still covet this bracelet.

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