A Moment of Expanse

“Later, he remembered certain times in which the power of this moment was already contained, as in a seed. He thought of the hour in that other southern garden when the call of a bird did not, so to speak, break off at the edge of his body, but was simultaneously outside and in his innermost being, united both into one uninterrupted space in which, mysteriously protected, only one single place of purest, deepest consciousness remained. On that occasion he had closed his eyes…and the Infinite passed into him from all sides, so intimately that he believed he could feel the stars which had in the meantime appeared, gently reposing within his breast.”

— Rilke


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