This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly. - Rainer Maria Rilke (The Book of Hours Quotes)

This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly.[Eins muß er wieder können: fallen, geduldig in der Schwere ruhn, der sich vermaß, den Vögeln allen im Fliegen es zuvorzutun…]

Source:Section II. The Book of Pilgrimage
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