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Merely Prepatory Love

“It is also good to love, because love is difficult. For one human being to love another human being, that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us. The ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation.”

I’ve been reading Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet,” translated by Stephen Mitchel. There is much wisdom from Rilke, this mystic poet. It is my first exposure to him, and it spurred me to purchase his poetry.

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Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy; I pass the winters in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. I'm working on a memoir-based nonfiction book on the American Dream. I blog, quite frequently, and I also have a novel in process, set in Alaska.

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