Thursday, October 15, 2009

it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall

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How should we be able to forget about those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.
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So you must not be frightened...if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloud shadow, passes over your hands and over all that you do. You must think that something is taking place in you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall.
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~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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