Quoted Text by: Rainer Maria Rilke
" I am too alone in the world, yet not alone enough
to make every moment holy.
I am too tiny in this world, and yet not tiny enough
just to lie before you like a thing,
shrewd and secretive.
I want my own will, and I want to simply be with my will,
as it goes toward action;
and in those quiet, sometimes hardly moving times,
when something is coming near,
I want to be with those who know secret things
or else alone.
I want to be a mirror for your whole body,
and I never want to be blind, or to be too old
to hold up your heavy swaying picture.
I want to unfold.
I don't want to stay folded anywhere,
because where I am folded, there I am a lie.
and I want my grasp of things to be true before you. I want to describe myself
like a painting that I looked at
closely for a long time, like a saying that I finally understood,
like a pitcher I used every day,
like the face of my mother,
like a ship
that carried me
through the wildest storm."
5.75"x 5.75", 20 pages, 9 images
Hand Bound, Coptic Stitch
Red River Polar Matte Paper
Edition Size 2
Published : Peppergrass Press