Transcendence comes from being rooted. This idea from Eve reminded me of these words from Elery Akers and Rainer Rilke.
From Elery Akers, Advice from An Angel
I know it's in your nature to want air,ozone. To float: to be free. But stick with what you know:you'd be surprised at the effect of sheer blunderingand doggedness. To evaporate is nothing:
to sprint, to travel. It's weightthat divides the known and unknown worlds. It's your bootsthat impress us, your squads of boulders,
From Rilke, Sunset
Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colorswhich it passes to a row of ancient trees.You look, and soon these two worlds both leave youone part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth,leaving you, not really belonging to either,not so hopelessly dark as that house that is silent,not so unswervingly given to the eternal as that thingthat turns to a star each night and climbs—leaving you (it is impossible to untangle the threads)your own life, timid and standing high and growing,so that, sometimes blocked in, sometimes reaching out,one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, a star.
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