Tag Archive for ‘Rilke’

The Bible Is Confusing

“O, be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.” –Juliet, Romeo and JulietĀ  I have fallen in love with Scripture. Fallen deeply, deeply in love. It is as though nothing else will do. (Other things do do, however. I love poetry, and anything by Rilke. I just bought a book on Native American medicine and […]

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Sex and Love and Men and Women

Human relationships have always fascinated me. And the relationships we, as a culture, seem to be most interested in are the sexual unions. If we’re dating, we want to know what the dating partners are thinking, what we could say or do to get them to commit to us or have sex with us. If we’re married, we want to know how to keep love alive and thriving in the […]

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Changing Your Story

“For if we think of this existence of the individual as a larger or smaller room, it appears evident that most people learn to know only a comer of their room, a place by the window, a strip of floor on which they walk up and down.” –Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet So many lives, so many worlds, live within each of us, and most of us […]

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Writing and Love

“Everything is gestation and then bringing forth. To let each impression and each germ of a feeling come to completion wholly in itself, in the dark, in the inexpressible, the unconscious, beyond the reach of one’s own intelligence, and await with deep humility and patience the birth-hour of new clarity: that alone is living the artist’s life: in understanding as in creating.” –Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet […]

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