Friday, February 19, 2010
What if Rilke is Right?
"The longer I live, the more urgent it seems to me to endure and transcribe the whole dictation of existence up to its end, for it might just be the case that only the very last sentence contains that small and possibly inconspicuous word through which everything we had struggled to learn and everything we had failed to understand will be transformed suddenly into magnificent sense.
We make our way through Everything like thread passing through fabric: giving shape to images that we ourselves do not know."
Rilke, Letters on Life, transl. U. Baier, 2005