Henry Miller said that.
If you trust in Nature, in the small Things that hardly anyone sees and that can so suddenly become huge, immeasurable; if you have this love for what is humble and try very simply, as someone who serves, to win the confidence of what seems poor: then everything will become easier for you, more coherent and somehow more reconciling, not in your conscious mind perhaps, which stays behind, astonished, but in your innermost awareness, awakeness, and knowledge. You are so young, so much before all beginning, and I would like to beg you, dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
– Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
If I Alabama doesn’t work out because I don’t get in, I’m moving to Logan where I can crash at Mary’s apartment indefinitely until I get a job in Salt Lake City. It’s a solid plan B. I kind of don’t know which plan I want more at this point.
I don’t really know what I want in any kind of specific or planned out way. Just generally, I know that I want to live. And adhere to certain convictions no matter what I’m doing or where I end up.
What’s that stupid quote about how the important part is the journey and not the destination?
I’m so young. So much before all beginning. 66 years left to live.
Today’s album: Long Way Home – Matt the Electrician