It’s been a long day


Don’t be afraid to suffer—take your heaviness
and give it back to the earth’s own weight;
the mountains are heavy,
the oceans are heavy.

– Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Poetry of Rilke; “Sonnets to Orpheus



  1. I love this. Let the heaviness melt away from those shoulders and move down and down towards the earth. 💛

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  2. Christie says:

    Great photo…people don’t have to suffer in and friends and sometimes strangers prove to be a comfort.///”Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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  3. At 2098 steps I can’t complain.
    But this is BeAuTiFuL…

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  4. YES! We need more than ever to practice this.

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  5. Hoping the oceans and mountains can handle it…(seriously, the imagery alone is freeing)

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  6. Deep breaths and a shake of the shoulders, pal. Long weekend just around the corner… And I love Rilke…

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  7. At least there are no sharks in that photo. That, alone, gives me hope.

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  8. ok


  9. Energy is energy, the earth knows this. Drop your burdens into the ground. She has endless grains of sand in which to filter your tears. ❤

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  10. Ummm- I do love Rilke. Thank you.

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  11. Reblogged this on renplus and commented:
    As I lie sleepless on my trip home from my father’s memorial service, these words feel entirely appropriate.

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