The Wandering Path

September 9th, 2008

PathI saw this quote today on Pink Sky's blog and it resonated with me so much that I had to share it:

"I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests and mountains, deserts and hidden rivers, and the lonely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as is our laughter. To share our sadness with one we love is perhaps as great a joy as we can know - unless it be to share our laughter.

We searchers are ambitious only for life itself, for everything beautiful it can provide. Most of all we love and want to be loved. We want to live in a relationship that will not impede our wandering, nor prevent our search, nor lock us in prison walls; that will take us for what little we have to give. We do not want to prove ourselves to another or compete for love.

For wanderers, dreamers, and lovers, for lonely men and women who dare to ask of life everything good and beautiful. It is for those who are too gentle to live among wolves." ~James Kavanaugh

Oh so lovely.

17 Responses

Thank you for sharing this, Leah. Feeling oh so much like a searcher in this moment…
Hope your path brings you some beauty today,

I woke up this morning feeling like I was lost and didn’t know where to start. After reading the quote I feel better knowing I am not the only one who wanderers.
Love your art work.
I am slowly improving mine.

How lovely. THank you for sharing this. It so explains how I feel!

Love the quote – and the photo illustrates it so well. It would be so nice, to wander down that path, right now…

that feels like a portrait of me.

huh. you mean I’m not the only weirdo??

in a good way.

Nicely said. Makes on ponder and wonder and realize
how happy I am
with life today.

What beautiful writing, Leah. I so identify with it too. xxoo, O

I feel like these words are speaking directly to me. Thanks for sharing this.

great quote. I have thought about that too- how in our “pursuit of happiness” we lose sight that discontent can lead to wonderful explorations and discoveries.

Ohhhh, THAT was good! What was also neat was following through to where the quote came from…

I love it when we stumble about thoughts of old and new that seem to reach in and see us. I mean really see us! Thank you for posting this!

I was searching blogs today. I ran acrossed a “challenge” blog. Today’s challenge was to create something that related to the word “breath” and what takes your breath away. After reading your “quoted quote” – I need only post a direct link here. As a fellow searcher~ thank you for sharing the shared, and taking my breath away.

so glad we searching souls can connect, leah. it’s so powerful to know we are always understood by others. soak up all that sun and don’t eat the poi (yuck :) xo

wow wow wow. this is me. i *get* this. it’s nice to know i’m not alone in my wandering :) thanks for posting this, leah!!

I just got your newsletter and am sitting here crying reading excerpts from the book 37….
What a beautiful book, what beautiful stories…just what I read on Amazon tore me apart…I come from a family with two generations before me of dementia in the women, grandmother, two aunts, my mother….so I see myself as potentially in line to be next…maybe…I hope I am living my life intentionally irregardless if that is my destiny or not…but as I read I kept thinking of cousins and friends I wanted to have this book. How wonderful that your art is a part of it as well, Leah. Thanks for sending me this information.

this speaks to me deeply as I ponder my predicament without getting caught in it’s web….thank you for sharing it! I am very close to SF and hope you are enjoying yourself….the weather is beautiful right now in the city, just bring a sweater…you will need it!



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