Thursday, January 01, 2015

Full of things that have never been

And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done, full of tasks, claims, and demands; and let us see that we learn to take it without letting fall too much of what it has to bestow upon those who demand of it necessary, serious and great things.
— from Rainer Maria Rilke, in a letter to Clara Rilke, January 1, 1907.

Hear me, world. I demand necessary, serious, and great things.


stefanie said...

I hope you get them! Happy New Year!

Bellezza Mjs said...

Necessary and serious things. A worthy pursuit. Too often, I let myself become focused on that which is not of the eternal. Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing the new year thoughts.