today is the birthday of rainer maria rilke.

since i went severe with ME in spring of 2014, i have only bought one book.  ME took reading from me several years ago.  but in this vast & deep place of darkness & solitude, rilke’s book of hours seemed to be what i needed at my bedside.  i find myself returning time & time again to his words.

joanna macy & anita barrows have splendid translations of his work.  i am especially fond of macy.  & an excellent On Being with Krista Tippett episode with macy touches on rilke.

“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.”


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