Jul 1, 2011

these things


i'm reading letters to a young poet by rainer marie rilke.
it's changing my life. it's a bit off putting the way this old german man understands. he writes about being lonely and being afraid and of the importance of going into oneself.
he is asking the tough questions. i am afraid of the answers. i don't know when i got this way- so afraid and hesitant, but it is good to know that i am not the only one.

2 comments:

chambanachik said...

I have never read anything by him, but I've read some amazing quotes from him- you make me want to check it out!

Tsionah N said...

Fear and hesitancy come with age and being burnt one too many times. When we were younger, we were more carefree and could take on the world with our hands behind our back. Adulthood has ruined us! haha... but really.