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mute in shy embarassment~

"...If only it were possible for us to see farther than our knowledge reaches,

and even a little beyond the outworks of our presentiment,

perhaps we would bear our sadnesses with greater trust than we have in our joys.

For they are the moments when something new has entered us,

something unknown;

our feelings grow mute in shy embarrassment,

everything in us withdraws,

a silence arises,

and the new experience,

which no one knows,

stands in the midst of it all and says nothing. .."


Letter Eight ... Letters To A Young Poet

Borgeby gard, Fladie, Sweden

August 12, 1904


Rainer Maria Rilke


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Taken on March 27, 2010