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Rainer Maria Rilke

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.

Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by it’s seriousness.

Give me your hand.

— Rainer Maria Rilke, from “Go To the Limits of Your Longing,” The Book of Hours: Love Poems to God. Translated by. Anita Barrows & Joanna Macy. (Riverhead Books; Reprint edition November 1, 2005) Originally published 1905.

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