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Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
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it was amazing


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Rainer Maria Rilke
“Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all you don't know what work these conditions are doing inside you? Why do you want to persecute yourself with the question of where all this is coming from and where it is going? Since you know, after all, that you are in the midst of transitions and you wished for nothing so much as to change. If there is anything unhealthy in your reactions, just bear in mind that sickness is the means by which an organism frees itself from what is alien; so one must simply help it to be sick, to have its whole sickness and to break out with it, since that is the way it gets better.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet


Reading Progress

October 12, 2010 – Started Reading
October 12, 2010 – Shelved
October 12, 2010 –
page 21
26.25%
October 16, 2010 –
page 27
33.75%
November 25, 2010 – Finished Reading

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