That Thing We All Want

by Emily



And what did you want? To call myself
beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth.

-Ray Carver

There is something comforting in these words — a stability and nurturing quality derived from the earth tied to our innate desire to be able to say “I am loved.”

This feels like sand being brushed by the ocean, or wind through tall pines, a shelf full of worn books, an infant waking to keep meeting the world.

I think this is my favorite quote right now.