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Quotation: I live my life . . .

I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give myself to it. 217 more words


Dear, College Student: Finding Answers in "Letters to a Young Poet"

The transformation that occurs for many young adults between the beginning and end of their college career is one that compares to sitting through what seems like an extraordinarily, sometimes uncomfortably long Nicolas Cage movie: action-packed with overwhelming anxiety and awkward confusion. 1,223 more words


Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May … (cont.)

Still working on my rose-text, today I will show you a contemporary version of the motif:

Cy Twombly: The Rose IV (2008). Acrylic on plywood, 252 x 740 cm. 207 more words



“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. 66 more words


Rilke's Wisdom

It has become my practice every morning to consider each day a clean slate for my living. Of course there are on-going concerns or projects and I have my lists of “unfinished business” from the previous day (or week or month…) but my intention is to look at everything from the perspective of… 313 more words

Rainer Maria Rilke

…your smile more enduring, when it illuminates your sorrow. — Rainer Maria Rilke, The Sonnets To Orpheus. (W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition April 17, 2006) Originally published 1922.


[📌 3 day Quote challenge] Day 3 - Rainer Maria Rilke

Thank you Axis of Action for nominating me! Here is my first quote for the challenge.

Let everything happen to you
Beauty and terror
Just keep going…

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