60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: What Is the Elemental Water of Your Life?
by Diane Wyzga | October 4, 2022 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Perugia, Italy!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday and your host, Diane Wyzga.
I can still remember the first time I heard David Whyte recite Rilke’s poem, The Swan, a poem that showed him a clear way ahead after living exhausted from lack of belonging, of wholeheartedness.
Others have taken a turn at interpreting what they think Rilke’s poem means; but that would be presumptuous on my part. I prefer that you listen deeply so you might ask yourself: What is the elemental water of my life?
“This clumsy living that moves lumbering
as if in ropes through what is not done,
reminds us of the awkward way the swan walks.
And to die, which is the letting go
of the ground we stand on and cling to every day,
is like the swan, when he nervously lets himself down
into the water, which receives him gaily
and which flows under
and after him, wave after wave,
while the swan, unmoving and marvelously calm,
is pleased to be carried, each moment more fully grown,
more like a king, further and further on.’ [~ Rainer Maria Rilke – translated by Robert Bly]
Question: What is the elemental water of your life you are willing to lower yourself into?
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Podcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story Arts
Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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