• Sam Baker

Rilke

That is at bottom the only courage that is demanded of us:

to have courage for the most strange, the singular and the most inexplicable

that we may encounter. That mankind has in this sense been cowardly

has done life endless harm; the experiences that are called “visions,” the whole

so-called “spirit-world,” death, all those things that are so closely akin to us,

have by daily parrying been so crowded out of life

that the senses with which we could have grasped them

are atrophied.


To say nothing of God.