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.

4 comments:

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. :)