Hiking In The Age Of Social Distancing   4 comments

Social Distancing Hiking-B@W-72Hiking In The Age Of Social Distancing — Image by kenne

I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone

I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone
    enough
to truly consecrate the hour.
I am much too small in this world, yet not small
    enough
to be to you just object and thing,
dark and smart.
I want my free will and want it accompanying
the path which leads to action;
and want during times that beg questions,
where something is up,
to be among those in the know,
or else be alone.

I want to mirror your image to its fullest perfection,
never be blind or too old
to uphold your weighty wavering reflection.
I want to unfold.
Nowhere I wish to stay crooked, bent;
for there I would be dishonest, untrue.
I want my conscience to be
true before you;
want to describe myself like a picture I observed
for a long time, one close up,
like a new word I learned and embraced,
like the everday jug,
like my mother’s face,
like a ship that carried me along
through the deadliest storm.

Rainer Maria Rilke

4 responses to “Hiking In The Age Of Social Distancing

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  1. Amazing picture.

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  2. Thanks. Completed a social distance hike today. Rather complicated because how do you distance yourself from people passing on a narrow trail? But the sun and fresh air felt good.

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  3. We don’t live in a perfect world.

    Like

  4. Pingback: Hiking In The Age Of Social Distancing | Becoming is Superior to Being – www.jonbeshkhalgh.com

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