Saturday, June 11, 2011

the simplicity


If you hold to Nature, to the simplicity that is in her, 
to the small detail that scarcely one man sees, 
which can so unexpectedly grow into something great and boundless; 
if you have this love for insignificant things and seek, simply as one who serves, 
to win the confidence of what seems to be poor: 
then everything will become easier for you, 
more coherent and somehow more conciliatory,
 not perhaps in the understanding, which lags wondering behind, 
but in your innermost consciousness, 
wakefulness and knowing.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke 
from Letters to a Young Poet