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.”