G. Mahler, Act II.
The story you see, began long before any of us.
We’ll return back from whence we came, the wise say.
Child (…) you almost gave up.
What is that mighty strength you carry hidden in you?
“Rise again, yes, rise again…”
—Mahler, from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, of Urlicht or Primeval Light.
That, which is the reward of your faith.
With the strength to do great deeds, the heavens opened, revealing who you are.