October 21, 2011

The Depths of His Own Being

A blue cow

Only someone who is ready for everything, who excludes nothing, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another as something alive and will sound the depths of his own being.

Borgeby gärd, Sweden, August 12, 1904
Letters to a Young Poet


  1. Ready for everything, excluding nothing. An admirable goal, one Iwork on daily, but I wonder if Rilke was able to achieve this lofty goal, put it in practice with every moment of his life.

  2. oh my!! the most beautiful words and painting . . . a pointed stick embedded in rilke's words. aim high. aim very very high! steven


"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Go ahead, bloom recklessly!