Rilke & Nepo

    November 4, 2017

    Once for each thing. Just once; no more.

    And we too, just once. And never again.

    But to have been this once, completely,

    even if only once: to have been 

    at one with the earth,

    seems beyond undoing.

    Rainer Maria Rilke

    I enter every meeting with another being saying to myself, “If I only have this time on Earth with this person, if I may never see them again, when is it I want or need to ask, to know? What is it I want to say?


    The truth is that each living spirit we encounter is a depth to gently swim in, a miracle that can quench our thirst. Honoring others in this way has opened me to wisdoms that would otherwise run silent beneath my time on Earth.

    Mark Nepo


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