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And yet, though we strain against the deadening grip
of daily necessity,
I sense there is this mystery:
All life is being lived.
Who is living it, then?
Is it the things themselves,
or something waiting inside them,
like an unplayed melody in a flute?
Is it the winds blowing over the waters?
Is it the branches that signal to each other?
Is it flowers
interweaving their fragrances,
or streets, as they wind through time?
Is it the animals, warmly moving,
or the birds, that suddenly rise up?
Who lives it, then? God, are you the one
who is living life?
Rainer Maria Rilke
(found in Rilke’s Book of Hours)
Were it possible,
we might look beyond the reach of our knowing
and yet a bit further into the past
across the farmsteads of our ancestors.
Then perhaps we would endure our griefs
with even greater trust than our joys.
For they are the moments
when something new has entered into us,
Our feelings become mute in timid shyness.
Everything within us steps back;
a silence ensues,
and the something new,
known to no one,
stands in the center
~Rainer Maria Rilke
(in Letters to a Young Poet)
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