Sunday, June 17, 2012

"There's Always Something"

"At the height of his fame, the poet, Rainer Marie Rilke, received a letter from a young man, complaining that he wanted to be a poet but was handicapped because he lived in a small town where nothing exciting or noteworthy ever happened. Rilke wrote back to him and telling him that if his life seemed poor to him than he probably wasn't a poet after all because he couldn't pick up the riches of his own life." Ron Rolheiser, OMI, "There's Always Something"
(via Milwaukee Catholic Herald)

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