Heart’s Longing

Friday, November 28

Spiral Galaxy

The restlessness of the human heart is ever absorbed in a longing which finds rest only in that which transcends all longing…I myself lie outside in the backyard at night, alone and in silence, as if waiting for a huge mountain to rise over the trees with the moon each evening.  The mountain never appears.  Nothing usually happens.  But the sheer delight that’s mine each night in that time of utterly thoughtless silence is hard to describe.  How do we explain the deepest desires that we have?  The very desire is what gives us pleasure, not just its gratification.

by Belden C. Lane, from The Solace of Fierce Landscapes