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reading vincent van goghs letters and he keeps repeating the same thing..Â that i may be of use in the world. he repeats it over and over, in questions, in musings, in desperation. how can i be of use in the world? (the most precious question!)Â how can i be of use in the world?Â (how can anyone?) reminds me of that mary oliver quote:Â to pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. if i were any more insightful i could say something profound here, but i think if we keep focused attention on the question,Â we may find a way to be of some good. like rilke meant. by loving the questions themselves, we may one day stumble upon the answer.
Childhood? Which childhood? The one that didnât last? The one in which you learned to be afraid âŚ?
â Li-Young Lee, from âA Hymn to Childhood,â Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience