I’ve loved Rilke’s poetry for a long time now. I leave on the plane to start my new life in Calgary on Halloween. All week, I’ve been running into people from my past- and I mean WAY back. Saw a guy I went to elementary school with today. It is as if my old life wants some wrap up. I am excited and ready to move to Calgary. The last few days have been about letting go and allowing the range of emotions to be there: fear, joy, relief, sadness, gratitude, excitement, wonder and love. This quote helped with that today:
“I beg you…to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and 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
For the folks I leave behind in B.C., I want you to know that with every ending comes a new beginning. I know our relationships will change as a result of my move and I feel the changes will be positive. And I will miss you. I invite you to keep in touch with me through my blog, Skype, e-mail, and phone; I will do the same. It is my intent to keep those relationships growing in a different way. Your love and support and friendship means a lot to me; I am grateful for all the gifts you’ve brought into my life and continue to bring. And if you are ever in Calgary, stop in for a coffee. I would invite you to stay but with only 350 square feet to my name, you would have to sleep standing up- or in the bathtub!