And a quote by Rainer Maria Rilke from Letters to a Young Poet… worthy of Gibran Khalil Gibran…
“To love is good, too: love being difficult. For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all out tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. For this reason young people, who are beginners in everything, cannot yet know love: they have to learn it. With their whole being, with all their forces, gathered close about their lonely, timid, upward-beating heart, they must learn to love. But learning time is always a long, secluded time, and so loving, for a long while ahead and far into life, is solitude, intensified and deepened loneness for him who loves.”
“Destiny itself is like a wonderful tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakably tender hand, placed beside another thread, and held and carried by a hundred others.”
“Reflect on the world that you carry within yourself. And name this thinking what you wish.. your innermost happening is worth all your love.”
“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. “
Isn’t it better to be in a constant state of amusement? One should never be reduced to boredom. To be so dulled by the things in their immediate surrounding that they have no desire to do anything. Even laying around and doing nothing, just thinking is the total opposite of boredom. Boredom is a state. A feeling. One we must endeavor to circumvent. Read. Write. Listen to music. Discover. Create. Read Garth Nix’s The Abhorsen Trilogy and enter a fantasy world of magic and death. Read Walden or Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau. Read Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality by Andrew Sullivan. There’s the short of my reading list.
Watching that video of Elton John singing Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, does anyone just get this sense that he could totally be the 1970’s version of Lady Gaga… in a man… form…? Haha. Seriously, if you take one look at his outfits throughout that decade they’re just as crazy as some of Lady Gaga’s. I love Elton John. He’s totally awesome.
And he sings better than any boyfriend I’ve ever had. Man, I win don’t I?