Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hopeless Wanderer


You heard my voice 
I came out of the woods by choice
Shelter also gave their shade
But in the dark I have no name

So leave that click in my head
And I will remember the words that you said
Left a clouded mind and a heavy heart
But I was sure we could see a new start

So when your hope's on fire
But you know your desire
Don't hold a glass over the flame
Don't let your heart grow cold
I will call you by name
I will share your road

But hold me fast, Hold me fast
'Cause I'm a hopeless wanderer
And hold me fast, Hold me fast
'Cause I'm a hopeless wanderer

I wrestled long with my youth
We tried so hard to live in the truth
But do not tell me all is fine
When I lose my head, I lose my spine

But hold me fast, Hold me fast
'Cause I'm a hopeless wanderer
I will learn, I will learn to love
the skies I'm under.


Listening to this song, new to me, resonated deeply and I've been trying to explain why to myself.

There's something about the idea of a hopeless wanderer that poses a paradox.
An incurable requisite for discovery.

The need to be free, yet the longing to be held fast.
The unquenchable desire to go, go where one have never gone before and to experience to the fullest the unknown.
The determination to learn, along the way, to understand and embrace the present.  It may hold a difficult lesson and the victory of mastery.  Perhaps the thrilling beauty of a brilliant horizon.  Perhaps uncertainty and the challenge to keep walking, in faith.
 Sometimes it holds all that and more.



never neglect to love the skies you're under
and don't ever be afraid to wander.

And lastly, the road need never be walked alone.
He holds us fast, calls us each by name.  He will share our road.


Outfit Details
A bomber jacket by ModCloth
a knit circle skirt by Kellie Falconer
a pair of adventurous boots off of Amazon
a thrifted dotty sweater


9 comments:

  1. What a fun and flirty fall combo this knit skirt, leather jacket and boots make! Perfect for an adventure in this beautiful crisp weather. Perhaps the words to this song cast a bit of melancholy, and actually taking courage to wander is hopeful. Always hopeful, because the people you meet along the way are so beautiful and oddly enough, you realize they are just like you. There is great hope and happiness in experiencing the same smile, helping hand, and shared interests in places so very far from your home base. Even when language or culture is a different , a smile or sign language tells the details needed. We are all connected and discovering that connectivity is both reassuring, fun, and ever so hopeful!

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  2. That song is one I have played a lot lately. You did a great job of explaining why I love it so much. I adore this outfit! That spotted top is perfection.
    -Lauren

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  3. Amazing outfit ... I love the boots! Great photographs with very creative focal points. My favorite line is, "the road need never be walked alone" ... good company turns wandering into an adventure, after all! :)

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  4. Perfect Kellie! I love your style so very much!
    I have been trying to find a pair of boots like the ones you are wearing; could you let me know what the brand is or if they are still available from Amazon? When you get the chance....

    Thanks dearie!
    Cassie

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  5. Nice outfit! Especially love the shoes under it!
    x Angela // bouncingbrunette.blogspot.com

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  6. I really like this outfit, Kellie! Love the use of polka dots. And that jacket and those boots! It all comes together very well. Now I want a dotty sweater. :D

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  7. You look beautiful! I especially love the way the leather jacket ties in to the leather boots--they're almost the exact same shade! You always take the loveliest photos too.

    Have you ever done hair tutorials before? Your hair looks perfect all the time!

    dance a real

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  8. Beautiful outfit! I especially like that bit of coral popping out from the neckline of the top. :)

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  9. I've just found your blog and I think it's really inspiring, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and if you want to follow, it will be a pleasure to follow you back! :) <3

    Never too old for dolls.

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