You have not grown old

I came across this quote and poem while reading an article about the, wise beyond her years Tavi Gevinson in New York Magazine.  It's funny that an 18 year old's quote would speak so closely to this 37 year old, photographer, wife and mother of two, but as I am vacationing and preparing to dive back into work upon my return, it speaks volumes to me.  It's the perfect little vacation meditation.  Summer is always such a great lazy time and I have especially indulged in lots of quiet family time this summer.  We are currently soaking up a week of sun and beach fun at Sea Island located on the coast of South Georgia.  We have been coming down here this time each year for a while now, and I find it to be a wonderful, special way to wrap up summer.  Some extra hot, lazy, humid days before the fresh start of Fall wakes you up.

“You see, I want a lot. Perhaps I want everything the darkness that comes with every infinite fall and the shivering blaze of every step up. So many live on and want nothing And are raised to the rank of prince By the slippery ease of their light judgments But what you love to see are faces that do work and feel thirst. You love most of all those who need you as they need a crowbar or a hoe. You have not grown old, and it is not too late To dive into your increasing depths where life calmly gives out its own secret.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

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