Friday, April 04, 2008

Live the questions 

Joe Riley does it again, through the Panhala poetry group; what could be more appropriate at this juncture than this reminder not to be so eager in the search for answers that the question itself becomes devalued? Answers are static and soon become stale; questions, never so.

... have patience with everything unresolved in your heart
and to try to love the questions themselves
as if they were locked rooms or books written
in a very foreign language.
Don't search for the answers,
which could not be given to you now,
because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is, to live everything.
Live the questions now.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~

(Letters to a Young Poet, translated by Stephen Mitchell)

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