Rainer Maria Rilke

August 3

My loving friend, you see, my life was never given a foundation, no one was able to imagine what it would want to become. In Venice there stands the so-called Ca del Duca, a princely foundation, on which later the most wretched tenement came to be built. With me it’s the opposite: the beautiful arched elevations of my spirit rest on the most tentative beginning; a wooden scaffolding, a few boards…Is that why I feel inhibited in raising the nave, the tower to which the weight of the great bells is to be hoisted (by angels, who else could do it)?

—Rilke, writing to Magda von Hattingberg on February 8, 1914

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2 thoughts on “August 3”

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    I don’t believe I heard about passive verbs until I got Microsoft word with grammar check (passive verb consider revising). I never have understood when it became the fashion. I think a common thread runs through all religion. What you wrote reminds me of If not me, who? If not now, when? Steph

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    Kelly Covert – Love the pics! Family favorite is pinwheels where Matt is looking at camera but Mo and Robbie are looking at pinwheel! Needs to be on your wall!! Robbie favorite is first watermelon picture!

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