write on…

Rainer Maria Rilke, will you be my other boyfriend? Ok, so you’re kind of unavailable. It’s cool, so am I. We can just be pen pals… from the great beyond. See you at the next seance, sweetheart. And yes, I know things have been quiet over here… so many projects! Sit on your hands, kiddies… good things coming your way.

R.M.Rilke

“This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple ‘I must,’ then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse.

Then come close to Nature. Then, as if no one had ever tried before, try to say what you see and feel and love and lose…

Describe your sorrows and desires, the thoughts that pass through your mind and your belief in some kind of beauty –describe all these with heartfelt, silent, humble sincerity and, when you express yourself, use the Things around you, the images from your dreams, and the objects that you remember.

If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is not poverty and no poor, indifferent place.”-RMR

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