Have patience with everything
that remains unsolved in your heart
. Try to love
the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live
them. It is a question of experiencing everything
. At present you need
the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
Letters to a Young Poet
, in love
, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need
to learn it.
Translations from the Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke