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Rilke's Book of Hours by Rainer Maria Rilke
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I came upon an old, now out-of-print edition of this (with a stained glass window on the cover...) in a library years ago, and almost wept among the stacks. I do not know what I feel about God...I subscribe to no formal religion at present, though I find myself uttering prayers now and again, or earnestly thanking *something* under my breath, so perhaps my half-belief is what causes these words to move me so, still. But perhaps it is the profound HUMANITY to be found in Rilke's lines, alongside (and sometimes, mixed together with) the divine.
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Jennifer Hughes Feeling God through Rilke's voice among the stacks at the library...just seems so wonderful and appropriate. Your review is several years old so I wonder what you would think of the book now. Blessings to you on your journey.


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