Wednesday, December 1, 2010

this transience...

"But because being here amounts to so much, and because it seems
that everything that's here, this transience, needs us
and strangely involves us.  Us, the most transitory of all.
Only one time, everything, only one time. Once and no more.
And we too only once. Never again. But to have
been even this one time, even if only one time:
to have existed here on earth, that seems irrevocable."

excerpt from The Ninth Elegy of The Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke

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