Friday, July 14, 2017

Longing as a function of distance

I learned this morning that the root of the word
longing is actually long, as in distance:
a craving for something that's far away: 
calm, when we're busy; connection, when we're separated; 
hope, when we are awash in despair;
action, when we feel trapped, disconnected or becalmed...
What, dear one, do you long for today?
And what steps might you take 
to lessen that uncomfortable distance?

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