Rilke

“And when what is near to you is far, then your distance is already among the stars and very large; rejoice in your growth, in which you naturally can take no one with you, and be kind to those who remain behind, and be sure and calm before them and do not torment them with your doubts and do not frighten them with your confidence or joy, which they could not understand….

…But believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance and trust that in this love there is a strength and a blessing, out beyond which you do not have to step in order to go very far…

…But your solitude will be a hold and home for you even amid very unfamiliar conditions and from there you will find all your ways.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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