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I’m Cheatin’

So I got to admit, Whitman isn’t the only man in my life. Rilke came around and “messed ma whole head up,” as they say. Rainer Maria Rilke, a thinker (man, I love those types!) and a genius. Words such as:

 

"Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels'
hierarchies? and even if one of them suddenly
pressed me against his heart, I would perish
in the embrace of his stronger existence.
For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
which we are barely able to endure and are awed
because it serenely disdains to annihilate us."

I mean, how can a girl resist? I remember the first time I was introduced to Rilke, it was over the internet and he swooned me with his First Elegy. Like the beginning of an internet romance, I did not want to get off the computer. I stayed up, reading each line over and over again, until I fell asleep. Before I go further–dear reader, do not think I am crazy, empathize with me. If you are a lover of words, you will understand: when you comes across words that feed your soul, it is intoxicating, so much so, you want to share it with everyone. You want everyone to experience it like you did and that is why I am writing this blog, read him for yourself:

http://www.geocities.com/renate_h/titleindex.html

 

 



					
		
	


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Big Wheels Keep on Turnin’…

I am back in school. In addition to classes, I started my internship in DC this week. I have been commuting for the past two days. I get up at five in the mornings to workout and get to the MARC by seven; in between working out and getting on the MARC, I pack my snacks for the day,eat breakfast, shower and iron my clothes. This morning, I took my time getting out the door and I had to sprint, yes sprint (in pumps) to get to the train. Needless to say, I bought a pair of comfortable (and professional looking) shoes during lunchtime, to wear to work.

I can’t wait until the weekend; I have to put things into perspective, there are several things I have to juggle this year: classes, my workout routine to maintain, LSAT prep, applying to law school, running a school organization and I want to take a Pilates class at least once a week and join Toastmasters. What?! I believe I can do it though, I am determined. Time management is key or so they say.

Oh by the way, “Love In the Time of Cholera” by Marquez— Sublime!