You pronounced live strongly and die softly
and ceaselessly repeated: Be.
But before the first death murder came.
With that a rent tore through your perfect circles
and a scream broke in
and scattered all those voices
that had just then come together
to sing you,
to carry you about,
their bridge over all abysses –
And what they have been stammering since
of your ancient name.
- Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Hours, 1905
Think -fucking- again
I am considering updating my blog again.
“He never realized that people are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” ~ P. Coelho
Why is existing such a struggle?
“Thanks for the kisses”
Love: The Superior Way
“If I speak human or angelic languages but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited, does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for languages, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when the perfect comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put aside childish things. For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known. Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 HCSB 📖⚘
Replacing me is easy. But getting them to do the same shit I did is damn near impossible.
You and me against the world, baby, that’s all I want
Let go of the need to plan and control. Nature does not allow us to be fully in charge. This is a fact of life, and so it is OK!
If I do a job in 30 minutes, it’s because I spent 10 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.