Exquisite Longing

watercolor by N Wait

watercolor by N Wait

Do you long, as I do, for travel not within your budget? Do you long for union, as I once longed to be two, not one? Do you long, as I sometimes do, to be somewhere other than here? Do you tell yourself as I sometimes do, that you should let go of attachments? Do you tell yourself to stop the wishing and the hoping…


Can you, do you feel the exquisite pleasure of the longing itself…

The longing for this or for that. Can those who say, Just Do It! feel that exquisite pleasure? Or those who say, Let Go…

I wonder…

I thought of this today because I was realizing how “longing” inspires me.

drawing by N Wait

drawing by N Wait

drawing by N Wait

drawing by N Wait

It inspires drawings and paintings, poems and prose.

As it does so in others… musicians too.

Not to mention Humanitarians, Philosophers, and Seekers of Truth.

drawing by N Wait

drawing by N Wait

I’ve gotten a lot of mileage from my  

l o n g i n g s…

whether they be Attachments, or not. So I don’t think I will be letting go of them anytime soon. Because it’s about feeling the longing. And I think it stemmed from the Longing To FEEL… my humanness ~

About Nancy Wait

Nancy Wait is an artist a writer, a writing coach/editor, and author of the memoir "The Nancy Who Drew, The Memoir That Solved A Mystery." She is a former actress (stage, film and TV) in the UK under the name of Nancie Wait. She hosted the blog talk radio show "Art and Ascension," and more recently, "Inspirational Storytellers." Nancy is currently at work on the sequel to her memoir, "The Nancy Who Drew the Way Home," to be published in 2020.
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