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“We have no reason to harbor any mistrust against our world, for it is not against us. If it has terrors, they are our terrors; if it has abysses, these abysses belong to us; if there are dangers, we must try to love them. And if only we arrange our life in accordance with the principle which tells us that we must always trust in the difficult, then what now appears to us as the most alien will become our most intimate and trusted experience. How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

there was a HUGE part of me that in the wake of trying to control the truth of what is ahead for humanity I replied deeply with fear and love at the same time: I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE CHILDREN. WHO WOULD WANT TO BRING CHILDREN INto THIS WORLD? this fear-based love and love-based fear, i would call it– actually was/is a growing trend among many of us. but there’s a different kind of hope that is changing my mind now.

i was mistaken.




angels need to be born.