Notes from the Waxhaws

Not one thing undone

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In one of his poems, Rilke encourages us to, “Be inspired by the flame where everything shines as it disappears.”  He  goes on to say that, “Every happiness is the child of a separation it did not think it could survive.”

All good things come to an end…whether we like it or not. How we face the change though…and what lies beyond that point of inflection in our lives, determines the quality of the remainder of our journey. A fire that doesn’t sputter out…but one that blazes and consumes…leaving not one thing undone.

Written by Jim

March 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Posted in Musings, Poetry

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  1. Jim, the way you pen your thoughts leaves me breathless at times.


    March 3, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    • Thanks Amy. I hope in a good way :)


      March 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm

  2. Definitely in a good way, gets me to thinking. In fact, I’ve been trying to find a tactful and kind but meaningful way to let a friend of mine understand she doesn’t need to allow her life to be derailed for the sake of a love that, to be discreet and succinct, is hurting her. I think R.M.’s passage, especially the second part about separation survived may just have the power to open her eyes. Gently.

    Later, Mater :)


    March 10, 2013 at 3:58 am

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