Friday, February 11

a moment to breathe

i hope you are all doing good. while perusing blogs i came across these words on the lovely sofias blog.
they have been by anthem of sort especially this week when things, many things are happening.

it is truly beautiful

"For the sake of a single verse, one must see many cities, men, and things. One must know the animals, one must feel how the birds fly and know the gesture with which the little flowers open in the morning. One must be able to think back to roads in unknown regions, to unexpected meetings and to partings one had long seen coming; to days of childhood that are still unexplained, to parents whom one had to hurt when they brought one some joy and did not grasp it (it was a joy for someone else); to childhood illnesses that so strangely begin with such a number of profound and grave transformations, to days in rooms withdrawn and quiet and to mornings by the sea, to the sea itself, to seas, to nights of travel that rushed along on high and flew with all the stars—and it is not yet enough if one may think of all this. One must have memories of many nights of love, none of which was like the others, of the screams of women in labor, and of light, white, sleeping women in childbed, closing again. But one must also have been beside the dying, must have sat beside the dead in the room with the open window and the fitful noises. And still it is not enough to have memories. One must be able to forget them when they are many, and one must have the great patience to wait until they come again.

For it is not yet the memories themselves. Not till they have turned to blood within us, to glance, and gesture, nameless, and no longer to be distinguished from ourselves—not till then can it happen that in a most rare hour the first word of a verse arises in their midst and goes forth from them."

Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, 1910

have a great weekend,  know i have  love for you.
on a personal note, to my family in egypt,  thank you. to my mother
i love you very much- 
it feels as if today i have shared tears with my grandmother and grandfather who are above
tears of joy, profound joy.


etre-soi said...

today the world is a little bit more free :) Have a great weekend,

Miss Becky said...

you lift me up. have a beautiful weekend Nadia.

Ariane Reichardt said...

Dear Nadia,

thank you for the wonderful pictures. I've seen the blue like the freedom... Congratulation! Salam aleikum,
x Ariane.

virginia said...

beautiful words from rilke, and we
have new heroes in egypt.

Mlle Paradis said...

it's a good day. and i couldn't agree more with virginia.

Valentina said...

many tears shed for Egypt, now happy and proud ones. Hoping your family is safe and well.