Afflicted Heart

Avatar Author: Concerned Reader I ain't a writer right now, and I probably wont be one in the future, but I sure as hell enjoy the act of writing. I've only just started writing in the past few years, and even then have only produced short stories and s... Read Bio

Home is where your heart is, but your heart is afflicted. That strong wanderlust, coursing through your veins, calls you to be out doing, while your body is stuck just being, and so home never seems to be at hand.

I can’t say I know a cure, for my heart has a similar contraction, but the alleviation can be found quite close at hand. I find that until I have the means to satisfy that wanderlust, I must persevere and offer up little semblances of adventure to wet it’s thirst. It’s the little projects in life that keep us attached. The human connection and the physical labor.

Your heart has big plans for your future, and may well have the guts to pull it off, but the means aren’t yet in place. There’s still much for you to learn before you start such a journey, and that much more to learn along the way. So despair not of the present. It’s the infancy of something much greater, if only you can sate your heart till the real journey begins. Pack your bags and prepare for the trip. It’s going to be a bumpy road.

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  1. Avatar Concerned Reader

    This is a slightly edited reply I posted to one of my friends notes on facebook. I thought it fit rather well for this challenge.

  2. Avatar Nickel

    An inspiring speech that really speaks to me. I like it.

    But personally speaking, I think the use of ‘big’ words like ‘’contraction’, alleviation’ and ‘semblences’ (actually, that’s all of them) kinda makes the speech clunky and reduces the effect. For me, it seems like something a person would say to a close friend; using so many ‘big’ words makes it seem less… close. But maybe that’s just me. :)

  3. Avatar Concerned Reader

    Haha, you may be right, but that’s actually how I talk in real life. I like words, and intend to use them if they’re available to me.

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