:~) .. the questions themselves .. (~:

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I thought this quote deserved a special highlight today as it seems to perfectly describe my autism life journey.  If it also resonates with you, please share!


“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.  Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language.  Do not now look for the answers.  They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them.  It is a question of experiencing everything.  At present you need to live the question.  Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.”

Rainer Maria Rilke,
Letters To A Young Poet



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amanda
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 13:53:49

    De-lurking now, but have been following since saw your link on Mombian a couple months ago. We have been in the evaluation process with our 2 year old son since September. Completely frustrating and conflicting answers from all involved. I have been holding off blogging about it in detail until we got some kind of REAL ANSWER but I am starting to think that is not going to happen so have decided to go ahead and do some posts on the process and what led us there. I was wondering if I may use a quote of your’s from a previous post….the one “It’ll never be okay. But it’s going to be alright.” Wanted to seek permission of course! Btw, we are a 2 mommy household 🙂


    • cathykal
      Feb 22, 2012 @ 16:02:55

      Hi Amanda, thanks for de-lurking 🙂 Yes, absolutely feel free to use that quote– it’s one I go back to time and again to remind me that the process is the process, but that we do keep moving forward somehow. Wishing you the best of luck with the evaluation process, etc– I’m sending positive thoughts!


      • Amanda
        Feb 23, 2012 @ 14:06:18

        Thank you so much for the positive thoughts! We learned this morning that our son is going to have a genetics assessment in a couple of weeks….do you know if this is a normal part of the process? We are also supposed to get him a referral for neurological examination. It is so hard to believe that all this started because of a concern over speech delay. I feel like Pandora’s box has been opened.

  2. outoutout
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 19:36:51

    This is such a beautiful quote, and can be applied to many other life questions, too. Thanks for sharing it!


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