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Flight of angels

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Arriving home from work on Tuesday…greeted by the UPS man, who delivered a flight of angels…in memory of Sharon. Thanks to brother Joe and wife Linda…every time the chimes reply to the whispering of the wind…I’ll remember.

If I Cried Out, who

in the hierarchies of angels

would hear me?

And if one of them should suddenly

take me to his heart,

I would perish in the power of his

being.

For beauty is but the beginning of

terror.

We can barely endure it

and are awed

when it declines to destroy us.

~ Ranier Maria Rilke, A Year with Rilke (January 22)

– translated and edited by

Joanna Macy & Anita Barrows

Written by Jim

January 26, 2013 at 3:52 pm

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