October 8, 2011

As If God Had Been Lost

The Creation of Man

Ask yourself, dear Mr. Kappus, if you really have lost God. Is it not rather the case that you have never yet possessed him? When would that have taken place? ...Do you imagine that someone who really had him could lose him like a little stone, or that one who possessed him could ever be lost by him? And if you are terrified that he does not exist, at this very moment we speak of him, what reason do you, if he never existed, for missing him and seeking him as if he had been lost?

Rome, December 23, 1903
Letters to a Young Poet

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~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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