February 15, 2003

“There is scarcely anything more difficult than to love one another. That is work, day labor, day labor, God knows there is no other word for it.”

   Letters to a Young Poet
   RM Rilke

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  1. Anonymous Says:

    love: it sure does take “work.” not the type of work that’s cumbersome and taxing (maybe at times) but the type of “work” we enjoy most.  the “work” that brings out the best and worst in each of us. the “work” that is done out of “love.” the end result: a “relationship.”–now that’s “work.” =P
    i thought you might enjoy this book by a korean author named Yi Mun-Yol..he wrote this book called The Poet.  Check it out and tell me what you think.
    God Bless!

  2. argonaut Says:

    You said it exactly, Sunmy! To love someone is a whole lot of “work.” E.g., in a good marriage, two people are be in continual pursuit of one another, working to please one another, to discover one another (the many facets!), to uplift and serve one another. (This according to my pastor last week in his sermon.) So true.Thanks for the recommendation and I’ll check out The Poet as soon as I’m done with my Michael Chabon book!


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