Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart


and to try to love the questions themselves


as if they were locked rooms
or books written in a very 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 in the future, 

you will gradually, 

without even noticing it,

live your way into the answer.


~ Rilke

9 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

Wonderful thought for the new year. Wishing you and your family and critters a very happy healthy New Year! Hope to see more of you this year.

Kate said...

A lovely thought as we start 2012 - all the best to you and yours!

Lori Skoog said...

Every day...every minute to the fullest.

Happy New Year to you, your family and four legged friends!

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Thanks for the lovely poem. :)

Very best wishes to you and your family for the New Year!

(((♡♡♡)))

billie said...

Happy New Year - and thanks for the Rilke! A lovely way to roll into 2012.

Oak in the Seed said...

I read this twice--I had forgotten about it and the music of the lyrics made me smile. Thanks!
How are things going with The Stella?

Máire said...

A lovely quote. May you and your family - human and equine - have a very happy new year.

my boomerang gang said...

just found your blog, think i will follow along for awhile maybe I can pick up on some tips for my new baby

Deborah Carr said...

One of my favourite quotes. And certainly a wonderful one to start a new year with. Blessings to you and all those who are special in your life.