The Future by Rainer Maria Rilke

I am tired this evening because it has been a long week. Rather than offer up more thoughts tonight about the future, I give you Rilke’s thoughts on the future.

The Future

The future: time’s excuse
to frighten us; too vast
a project, too large a morsel
for the heart’s mouth.

Future, who won’t wait for you?
Everyone is going there.
It suffices you to deepen
the absence that we are.