Once for each thing. Just once; no more.
And we too, just once. And never again.
But to have been this once,
completely, even if only once:
To have been at one with the earth, seems irrevocable.
--Rainer Maria Rilke, from Ninth Elegy
trans. Stephen Mitchell
“Your voices, the songs and the setting all conspired to create a truly moving and beautiful experience...it was a grace-filled occasion, and left me feeling uplifted.”