1. "there is much beauty here because there is much beauty everywhere."
    — Rilke

  2. "Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror."
    —  Rilke (and my resolution for 2012)

  3. "dear sir, to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like a locked room and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. and the point is, to live everything. live the questions now. perhaps you win them gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
    — From Rilkes Letters to a Young Poet