It’s been a long day

As I lie sleepless on my trip home from my father’s memorial service, these words feel entirely appropriate.

Live & Learn

germany

Don’t be afraid to suffer—take your heaviness
and give it back to the earth’s own weight;
the mountains are heavy,
the oceans are heavy.

– Rainer Maria Rilke, fromThe Poetry of Rilke; “Sonnets to Orpheus


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