Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Live the Questions!

I would like to beg of you, dear friend, as well as I can,
    to have patience with everything
       that remains unsolved
          in your heart.
                    Try to live the questions themselves,
    like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language.

                    Rainer Maria Rilke
                            Letters to a Young Poet

Lately, as I work with the manuscript,  I find myself translating my own words, trying to figure out what I was saying, what I meant, and what I might mean now.  It is interesting.  I don't recognize the words in some way, though I do, and I realized it is odd to realize we are always translating and interpreting, though we may not realize it, and then, there is a place where we are not, and, that, too, is a lovely place to be.


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