At Music on the Mountaintop festival — just outside of Boone. It’s raining now; we just got here and are waiting for the storm to die down a bit … Which it is doing.
This is the day before an important date.
Aren’t you, like me, hoping that some person, thing, or event will come along to give you that final feeling of inner well-being you desire? Don’t you often hope: “May this book, idea, course, trip, job, country or relationship fulfill my deepest desire.” But as long as you are waiting for that mysterious moment you will go on running helter-skelter, always anxious and restless, always lustful and angry, never fully satisfied. You know that this is the compulsiveness that keeps us going and busy, but at the same time makes us wonder whether we are getting anywhere in the long run. This is the way to spiritual exhaustion and burn-out. This is the way to spiritual death.
Henry J.M. Nouwen (via eastatlanta)
1) I want to hold your hand. 2) I want you to put your arm around my waist. 3) I want you to come up and hug me from behind. 4) I want you to tell me you love me [and mean it.] 5) I want you to do it all without caring if your friends see. 6) I want you to show me off to your friends. 7) I want to be the most important girl in your world. 8) I want to lay with you under the stars. 9) I want to listen to my favorite music with you. 10) I want you.