Tuesday, March 29, 2011

When I Can't Remember the Words, Rilke Reminds Me

"He starts so deep in misery and, in a strict sense, reaches to eternal bliss; he is a heart that strikes a whole octave:  after him all songs are possible."

(from The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge)


  1. "He" is our life -- the whole octave, which is made possible through our suffering and our joy.

  2. Eucharisto.

    I think I had more to write about this than I realized.