Saturday, February 6, 2010

We Love & Want To Be Loved

"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


  1. Dear Angela,

    Your shell creation is beautiful and inspiring.

    I identify with much of what Kavanaugh writes here but with a twist; for me it is more the wonder than the search.

  2. Angela, how very beautiful your work of art.

    Yes, we all long to love and be loved...I'm so thankful every day for the love I feel from my husband, and my family. But the highest love I have ever felt is from the Lover of my Soul!

    Thinking of you...
    Wanda Mom

  3. I too am a searcher.

    love you sweets


  4. Wow, Angela, this says it all for me. I must read more of what this man wrote!
    I love the photo, did you make the heart?