Why then have to be human?
Oh, not because happiness exists,
Nor out of curiosity...
But because being here means so much;
Because everything here,
Vanishing so quickly, seems to need us,
And strangely keeps calling to us...To have been
Here once, completely, even if only once,
To have been at one with the earth -
This is beyond undoing.
–Rainer Maria Rilke