Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions.
OK, Rainer. WE ARE LIVING THE QUESTIONS. I am making a huge backwards question mark in the air now, just for you, even as I search this book of yours for some advice. You have so many smart things to say about shutting up and paying attention, and my chattering mind is trying to settle upon one sentence or another, or upon the several quoted above.
OK, no answers, I'm down. Instead, packing, a friend's backyard, one more performance. And tomorrow, the road, the road. And so much unsolved in my heart.