Believe in a love that is being
stored up for you like
an inheritance,
and have faith that in
this love
there is a strength and a
blessing so large
that you can travel as far
as you wish
without having to step
outside it.
― Rainer Maria Rilke


and so I closed my eyes and watched
and when I opened them again
I knew the clouds had snowed on me
and then they poured on me some rain
and there stood this cold icicle
the very shape and form of me
I tried to cry but couldn’t, so instead
I made myself a cup of tea…

(Regina Spektor)