“We are unutterably alone essentially, especially in the things most intimate and most important”- Rainer Maria Rilke. I came across the quote above about a decade ago. I was a teenager learning about poetry, as I read Letters to a young poet. It struck me at the time that Rilke felt that we were all alone in our struggles, and triumphs, I had initially thought I felt that way because I was a teenager that felt alone and misunderstood. However, as I have grown older and observed those who are wiser, I have to agree that each and everyone of us is alone and it is a fact we need to acknowledge early on in life (more…)