Reading Rilke

Stayed in all day – for a change. Got to watch Jeux d’enfants (Love Me If You Dare starring Marion Cotillard) and read Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet.

‎”Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write?”

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

“Don’t observe yourself too closely. Don’t be too quick to draw conclusions from what happens to you; simply let it happen.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke

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