October 7, 2011

Train Yourself to This

The Creation of Man, by Marc Chagall

You carry within you the capacity to imagine and give shape to your world. It is a pure and blessed way of living. Train yourself to this, but also trust whatever comes. If it comes from your desire, from some inner need, accept that and hate nothing.

Worpswede, July 16, 1903
Letters to a Young Poet


  1. Great trinity of aesthetic qualities--to imagine, to work, and to trust that whatever appears before us is meant to be written down ...I think that is what he means to "accept that and hate nothing": For every thing that lives (and desires) is holy. it allowed Rilke a completed vision, to be able to see both faces of life, both the angelic and the dreadful ... Brendan

  2. Now that's what I call advice!


"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!