All the worlds of the universe plunge into the Invisible as into a yet deeper reality. Certain stars increase in intensity and extinguish themselves in the angels’ endless awareness. Others move toward transformation slowly and with great effort, and their next self-realization occurs in fear and terror.
We are the transformers of Earth. Our whole being, and the flights and falls of our love, enable us to undertake this task.
— Rilke, Letter to Witold Hulewicz
November 13, 1925