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“Death is our friend, precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love.”

- Rainer Maria Rilke
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“Death” by Rainer Maria Rilke

Rilke’s beautiful funeral poem perfectly captures how precious and valuable life is -- in both the good times and the bad -- with its personification of death

For many of us, the busyness of our daily lives often leads to us taking our lives for granted. When someone we loved dearly dies, our grief and sorrow for his or her absence tends to trigger an urge deep … Continue reading

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