Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Is It Wednesday? I Guess It's Time To Define Love

Rainer Maria Rilke on love:
We must trust in what is difficult. It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult. It is also good to love, because love is difficult. For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is mere preparation…. Love consists in this: that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.


Pretty great, huh?
Via Cosmic Variance

2 comments:

Kate said...

that was one of the readings at our wedding.

that very one.

Seb said...

Bloody amazing. Seph "SHAZBOT!" Harris has been trying to get me to read Rilke for years. I suppose I should actually listen to people from time to time...