Monday, December 8, 2008

::letters to a young stacer

Several months ago I signed up for daily emails from the Writer's Almanac, and have grown to look forward to their everyday presence in my inbox.
From the wealth of information contained in these gems, I learned last Thursday that I share a birthday with Rainer Maria Rilke, whose work I have long admired.

Self-portait, 12-4-08

You are so young, so before all beginning, and I want to beg you, as much as I can, to be patient toward all that is unsolved 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 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.

~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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