But then the wind picked up...

"If we allow an encounter with a given thing to be shaped by this expectation that it may last, every such experience will be spoiled and falsified, and ultimately it will be prevented from unfolding its most proper and authentic potential and fertility. All the things that cannot be gained through our pleading can be given to us only as something unexpected, something extra: this is why I am yet again confirmed in my belief that often nothing seems to matter in life but the longest patience."
-Rainer Maria Rilke, Letter to Marie Therese Mirbach-Geldern,
dated 25 November 1920 (translated by Ulrich Baer)