Brightly Polished By Adversities

…perceived as only a smooth path is make-believe. It is overcoming the “downs” of loving that make the “ups” more and more lofty with time. Love that survives long-term is brightly polished by adversities overcome.

From “Letters to a Young Poet” by Austrian writer Ranier Maria Rilke
3253875562_c241a50681…only someone who
is ready for everything,
who doesn’t exclude
any experience,
even the most
will live the relationship
with another person
as something alive
and will himself sound
the depths of his own being.