Sunday, February 18, 2007

I DOUBT anyone would disagree

It continues to be an interesting change of events in my life.
I find that in learning to love another person unconditionally
has taught me a great deal about myself. To be honest, not
all that I am learning are things I wish I was learning, but are
lessons which will be so valuable to me as I approach marriage.
I've never been loved so unconditionally by a man who allows
me to be me... It is amazing and scary at the same time.
Through this experience thus far I have come to better
appreciate Rilke's words.

For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most
difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the
work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Rilke

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.
Rainer Rilke