Friday, September 5

for wanderers, dreamers and lovers...

fellow searchers... tara whitney and em, canon digital rebel xti

I received this quote in my email from a dear reader of mine and have read it over and over because it really resonates with me.

I wanted to share it with you with hopes that you will find yourself understood this weekend, knowing that there are many searchers walking the path... side by side, right along with you.

"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


Blogger tammy said...

oh my, after my summer of self discovery, growth, and healing, this part so resonated with my heart...

"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."


thank you for sharing this with us, and thanks to your beautiful reader as well.

hope & love,


September 5, 2008 at 5:27:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jessica S. said...

perfect for the questions my heart has been asking the universe this week...thank you for bringing these feelings into words for me to see...I am a searcher

September 5, 2008 at 6:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lori Duncan said...

Awesome quote, thanks for sharing it. I so enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing.

September 5, 2008 at 7:42:00 PM PDT  
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September 5, 2008 at 11:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger CelticBuffy said...

Beautiful. I so often come to your blog and find exactly what my soul is need of at that time. Even though are journeys are very different, what you write here resonates with me and I thank you for that. I can walk away from reading a post here feeling calmer and more centered, especially today. I love this quote and will be saving it to refer back to often.

September 6, 2008 at 7:13:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Abigail said...

Thank you for sharing. I'm wiping tears away - as I find myself in these words. Thank you. Blessings to you and yours today.

September 6, 2008 at 8:05:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Swirly said...

I think this is going to be my new manifesto.

September 6, 2008 at 8:25:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YEA!!! It makes me SO happy to hear that it resonates with so many kindred spirits...I know it's a very confusing place sometimes to be so tuned in to what makes our lives and the world.. Two resources that help me... a REALLY good book called "Many are called, few are chosen" by Heather Ann Harder about us sensitive "lightworkers" as well as a really interesting website called www.highlysensitivesouls.com..

Hopefully these will make us feel like we are not alone and that we ARE all connected!!!

Ancora Imparo - 'I am still learning' in Italian

September 6, 2008 at 9:20:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Stacy said...

brilliant ~ both the photo and the quote. speaks to me deeply.


September 6, 2008 at 10:01:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Vivienne said...

oh my...that quote is incredible. every line of it makes me nod 'yes, yes, yes'. i think i need to write it out and put it somewhere to read regularly to remind myself of the tender beauty of all of this experience of being human.

September 6, 2008 at 11:03:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful quote, exactly what i needed to read... love your blog and your heartfelt truths, thanks!

September 6, 2008 at 4:38:00 PM PDT  
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September 7, 2008 at 5:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Ruthie Redden said...

Thank you for those beautiful words, it is so good to be reminded that we are not alone. Your blog reaches out with your heart deep words & images.

from another searcher

September 7, 2008 at 6:14:00 AM PDT  
Blogger meesh said...

i so needed to read these words. i am once again searching and wandering. after being in a relationship that i felt unable to do so. not blaming, just saying.

i am once again dreaming and becoming my dreams.

peace to you,


September 7, 2008 at 11:58:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is how i feel, and more. Never been able to find friends who truely feel the same (i do have mates but not kindred spirits). Love reading this blog as feel there are many out there and not so many near me, but then what is distance when we share and bear our souls on this page.
Peace and love
Lorraine uk x

September 7, 2008 at 12:57:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Leslie said...

I read this quote on your blog yesterday. Cried a bit. Came back later, read it again, and cried some more. Same thing today. Shared it with a fellow searcher and cannot wait to hear what they thought.

Your blog is becoming my most favorite place to land . . . somewhere that I know I will always find something that resonates inside of me. Thank you!

September 8, 2008 at 6:20:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always tried to put this "feeling" into words and was never able to do it justice. This quote does it beautifully. Thank you for sharing it.

September 8, 2008 at 7:16:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kristin Zecchinelli said...

thank you for this, i am SO feeling this. i love it so i ma going to share it on my blog, i think SO many benefit from this post. thank you, kristin

September 9, 2008 at 8:05:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh look there i am.
this is a WONDERFUL excerpt/quote/whatever. it got me deep.

September 9, 2008 at 9:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Annie Patterson said...

oh, thanks!! I really needed to read this.

September 11, 2008 at 11:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger jag said...

(sigh) This is spot on... Thank you so much!

My sister is at SQUAM as I write this, and I hold her and all of you there in my heart...


September 12, 2008 at 9:18:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Shaina Longstreet said...

this quote is my new favorite. i want to read it over and over and over. thank you for sharing this. :)

September 13, 2008 at 12:14:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I know what to call it: I am a searcher. This quote describes me. For so long I've tried to label that yearning.

Thanks. Love it.

September 13, 2008 at 6:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Alessandra Cave said...

Love it. It's very much me... Thank you for sharing!

September 14, 2008 at 10:46:00 AM PDT  

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