from ‘letters to a young poet’

by ck


“Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong simple ‘I must,’ then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even down to its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse.”

Rilke. Kind of an intense guy, but he’s not wrong.