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The gifts of solitude

“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke “The WPA was a national program that operated its own projects in cooperation with state … Continue reading

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Words to live by

  “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing” — Benjamin Franklin   Another e-worthy note. So simple, so difficult. But then again, “We know little, but that we must trust in what is difficult is a certainty … Continue reading

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Friday poetry

a little ditty from Rilke Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower Quiet friend who has come so far, feel how your breathing makes more space around you. Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell. As … Continue reading

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poetic interlude, another

A Walk My eyes already touch the sunny hill, going far ahead of the road I have begun. So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp; it has its inner light, even from a distance—- and changes us, even … Continue reading

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fetes and mingles

What makes something — a place, a language, food — feel like home? And, perhaps conversely, in what ways do our assumed homes — that is, those sites or locations that bear a resemblance to our external appearances, our practices, … Continue reading

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a little self-help

…on patience Patience is also a form of action. — Auguste Rodin 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 … Continue reading

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writers un-block – the magic of rilke

with rilke nearby, it is hard to remain for very long in a state of writers block. that is, that which you need to write may not get written but that which you are compelled to put down in words … Continue reading

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