Sunday, May 19, 2013

ultimate task

For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Shavuot


Saturday, May 11, 2013

purpose

Perhaps my purpose in life is to come to grips with myself, properly to grips with myself, with everything that bothers and tortures me and clamors for inner solution and formulation. For these problems are not just mine alone. And if at the end of a long life I am able to give some form to the chaos inside me, I may well have fulfilled my own small purpose.

-Etty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life