This quote – about having patience – feels particularly apt in view of how I’m feeling today.

Perhaps this sounds strange, given that I’ve just discussed my 21-month job search recently coming to an end. But there are other things I hope for and now I’ve ticked this big ‘to do’ off my list, I’m looking forward to the days when spaces will open up for them also.

In the meantime, Rilke’s words are far from being a cold comfort – they’re warm and wise, and deep down I know them to be true.


‘I beg you to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, some day in the future, you will gradually, without ever knowing it, live your way into the answers’.


Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet