Archive for July, 2010

Things I read today (Rilke “alternately stone in you and star”)

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

night sky and trees (image via lushlight)

The sky puts on the darkening blue coat
held for it by a row of ancient trees;
you watch: and the lands grow distant in your sight,
one journeying to heaven and one that falls;

and leave you not at home in either one,
not quite so still and dark as the darkened houses,
not calling to eternity with the passion
of what becomes a star each night, and rises;

and leave you (inexpressibly to unravel)
your life, with its immensity and fear,
so that, now bounded, now immeasurable,
it is alternately stone in you and star.

— Rainer Maria Rilke, translation by Stephen Mitchell,

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Things I saw today (cat video)

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

silly but the head turn/look on the cat’s face at the end makes me smile….

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