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My son chases his grandfather’s dog with a deep and relentless love. This is his three-year-old story.

What is my story and what will I chase with the deep and relentless love of a three-year-old?

—   Lisa-Jo The Gypsy Mama

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It is also good to love: because love is difficult. For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation. That is why young people, who are beginners in everything, are not yet capable of love: it is something they must learn. With their whole being, with all their forces, gathered around their solitary, anxious, upward-beating heart, they must learn to love.

RAINER MARIA RILKE   Letters to a Young Poet

Source: Comment Spring 2011