Thursday, March 12, 2009

Longing for the Sea

  • I want to go to Nepal
  • I want to fly to London, alone, for a three-day weekend.
  • I want to climb any one of the world's major peaks.
  • I want to be a lawyer.
  • I want to be a doctor.
  • I want to be a teacher.
  • I want what God wants.
  • I want to hike the long way up Machu Picchu.
  • I want to write something that inspires someone.
  • I want to act in a small, sparsely attended community theater.
  • I want to shepherd a few sheep.
  • I want to bale hay.
  • I want to breathe deeply and sleep.
  • I want to sail a boat.
  • I want to write a book.
  • I want to stand tired and worn before a merciful God.
  • I want to feel the cool spray of redemption.
  • I want to drive my kids to school.
  • I want to listen.
  • I am no longer a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.


The Passerby said...

well you can check 'write something that inspires someone' off the list.

THE BEAR said...

Forget the puddle and go after the sea. I like it.

Seaner said...

Ah, thanks Alanah. Seriously.

-JaNiCe- said...

my husband can take you climbing... maybe not climb one of the highest peaks in the world, but he'll take you climbing! that is who he is- a climber. :)