Happy birthday Rainer Maria Rilke! Among the crystal cold awakenings we experience during the birth of winter in this month of December, I love to think about Rilke’s clarity of thought in lines like this one: “I circle around God, around the primordial tower. I’ve been circling for thousands of years and I still don’t know: am I a falcon, a storm, or a great song.” I’ve pondered this line more than once before, and was even asked by one of my teachers which one I would choose. How about you? Are you a falcon, a storm, or a great song? The adventure I take with this “Saint of Centers” in my book “Camino Divina”, is one of well, centering- “into the heart of things”. I invite you to come along. Enjoy!
The encaustic painting featured today is by Caterina Martinico, an artist featured on Etsy.
Good question. All of these have their merit. I’m going to ride on the skirts of breaking the rules and say I am all of these and none of these, depending on the day…but now I’ll go to your book and if need be I’ll adjust this comment. Oh, and I can’t see an encaustic painting by the artist you mention, did you have to take it down? I looked her up and so glad I did! As always G, thank you for sharing a bit of your soul with me through this blog 🙂 ~SisTer