dragons and princesses

Two quotes in one week! How could I? I'm so weary again today, I would rather rest than think. This gem is from Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke:

"And if only we arrange our life in accordance with the principle which tells us that we must always trust in the difficult, then what now appears as the most alien will become our most intimate and trusted experience. How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last minute are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."