on getting and being got

it doesn't happen to me very often. that elusive magic that forms between two people. That bone deep recognition that fills our desire as human beings to be understood. To discover that place where communication occurs on a visceral level. To be got. Is it a romantic notion...this idea of "getting " somebody?

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.

-Rainer Maria Rilke


Diana said...

Well I don't know if we are getting each other at bone level but girlfriend, this time I ALREADY did a page with the quote in your post! lol
From about a year ago! http://wickysticket.blogspot.com/2009/03/assembly-line-approach.html
And in the meantime I'm working on my "keep-toss" page... .

bananafish said...

I think we are absolutely "getting" each other:) We get the importance of what many consider a silly hobby...the need to document, record and make pretty the details of our crazy, amazing, beautiful lives

your layout was great!