. . . our heart always exceeds us
There is much depth in these few words, this notion of unfolding from the false self to that which is clear or pure in a universal or metaphysical sense. I must also say that I can never read anything about closing and unfolding without remembering those words from an e.e. cummings poem that has long been imprinted upon my memory:"your slightest look easily will unclose me though I have closed myself as fingers, you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens (touching skillfully, mysteriously) her first rose or if your wish be to close me, I and my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly, as when the heart of this flower imagines the snow carefully everywhere descending."
Wonderful addition, George. I find so much to like in cummings's work. This is a great example of how Rilke's words can be reimagined.
i want to stay clear in your sightand i want you to stay clear in mine.for me the second is more important, i think.xoerin
"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!