a little Rilke with my decaf

(Actually I would have twittered this, except the quote is much too long and too lovely to butcher.)

“…young people err so often and so grievously in this: that they (in whose nature it lies to have no patience) fling themselves at each other, when love takes possession of them, scatter themselves, just as they are, in all their untidiness, disorder, confusion…Thus each loses himself for the sake of the other and many others that wanted still to come.”

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