The weather is grumpy like me today. Hence I shall not post a grumpy picture. But I shall post something positive and with good sense of vibe today.
Do you know this poet?
Rainer Maria Rilke
Well somehow I was extremely inspired to develop my character in the whimsical and thoughtful letters that stream out of this book. This guy, questioned everything and in a way he was so confused that makes me realize how daunting everything and existentialism can truly be.
Some of his thoughtful words that somehow resonate with me are as follows:
“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
…live in the question.”
“only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn’t exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being.”
“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.”
“Things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life”
I can’t stop but here is the final one for today :
“There is only one way: Go within. Search for the cause, find the impetus that bids you write. Put it to this test: Does it stretch out its roots in the deepest place of your heart? Can you avow that you would die if you were forbidden to write? Above all, in the most silent hour of your night, ask yourself this: Must I write? Dig deep into yourself for a true answer. And if it should ring its assent, if you can confidently meet this serious question with a simple, “I must,” then build your life upon it. It has become your necessity. Your life, in even the most mundane and least significant hour, must become a sign, a testimony to this urge.”
Read this book it opens so many doors and makes you feel one step closer to confusion and most importantly close to the passion that creative people can express in different ways and means.