Sunday, February 1, 2009

Live Everything

I want to beg you, as much as I can, to be patient toward all
that is unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like
locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.

Do not 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)

1 comment:

  1. Kelly, how appropriate for tonight. Your dear friend David came to my yoga class and your quote above mirrors what we talked about for 30 minutes straight after class let out. Thank you for sending him my way. He was lovely to talk with (in fact, we've decided to start a book club make member #3).