I have been circling for thousands of years,
and I still don't know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?

Rainer Maria Rilke

The Focus of the Storm

The Focus of the Storm

Jun 25, 2018-- Joanna Macy reflects on Rilke's Book of Hours, which has served as spiritual nourishment for almost fifty years of soul-searching and activism. "Its images lent some pattern, even meaning, to a life I thought had failed in its spiritual vocation... Now those same lines...shed new light on the patchwork my life had become -- marriage, motherhood, abandoned government career, assortment of jobs, studies in art and language. Perhaps, after all, some unknowable center held me in orbit." (5529 reads)

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