I’ve met someone who has changed my perspective. Someone who lives without fear as a barrier to action. Someone who I think might be true. And I don’t think we’ll be in each others lives in any significant way but it doesn’t matter. There is ambition there to live in a higher, purer way I don’t want vanity any longer and I’m bored of seeking beauty. I want to think and read and stop existing as this small and volatile need for love, which is all I feel I am right now. There has to be a better way to live. How should a person be?
“To love is good, too: love being difficult. For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation…Love is a high inducement to the individual to ripen, to become something in himself, to become world for himself for another’s sake, it is a great exacting claim upon him, something that chooses him out and calls him to vast things.”
—The Possibility of Being, Rainier Maria Rilke