Thursday, November 12, 2009

Reflection

I beg you . . . to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a 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, perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it,
 live your way into the answer . . .

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~

7 comments:

Kristi said...

beautiful.

Joan - Nichols and Co. said...

Beautiful. thanks for sharing!
Namaste,
Joan
PS This painting was one of my mother's favorites!

Kristin said...

what the? to heck with that, I want the answers now dammit! LOL. Just trying to play devils advocate. Of course it's beautiful, and deep, and blah blah blah... :)

joseph and brianna said...

thanks for sharing! So true!

Kelly said...

Julie, what is this picture? It is so familiar, but I can't place it.

Julie said...

It's called "Christina's World" by American artist Andrew Wyeth - the painting was completed around 1950, I think.

Christy said...

I used to have this picture up on my wall in college! I love the quote. This is such a beautiful blog, Julie!