"All feelings that concentrate you and life you up are pure;... everything that makes more of you than you have ever been, even in your best hours, is right. Every intensification is good, if it is in your entire blood, if it isn't intoxication or muddiness, but joy which you can see into, clear to the bottom."
-Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet 4 November 1904
I've been reading a lot of poetry and letters penned by Rilke lately. It's a good writer who can transmit to the reader the full power of his experience. This is what happens when I read Rilke: his words become my own and express moments of loneliness, longing, searching and fulfillment I didn't think one could put words to.