— Rainbow Rowell: Fangirl
— Rainer Maria Rilke: from Both a Breath and a Shout
Chapters ending in cliffhangers are the reason most of us don’t have a normal sleeping pattern.
make a place where pain can enter.
That’s how we grow.
Along with their laughter,
lovers bring suffering
and longings that had slept and now awaken
to weep in a stranger’s arms.
— Rainer Maria Rilke: Along with the Laughter
You, my own deep soul,
trust me. I will not betray you.
My blood is alive with many voices
telling me I am made of longing.
What mystery breaks over me now?
In its shadow I come into life.
For the first time I am alone with you—
you, my power to feel.
— Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Hours I, 39 (via astranemus)