Today's word may very possibly be the under currant of my entire existence:
*A feeling of intense longing for something.
I sense I had yearned long before I knew how to speak, or how to walk or how to see clearly. Yearning seems so integral to the human experience for me. Who are we without 'longing for something?' And who are we fooling without intensely feeling that longing? I often look at the Zen master with equal part fascination and exasperation: 'how can you just BE? Don't you want things, even if they are fictions of your imagination?'
Desire, yearning, drive, longing, ambition, wants, needs... All of these may be overlooked by some zen master as being too petty, too human... but they are integral to the LIFE master.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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