Missing Something

Image by Tatsuro Kiuchi
There are a lot of mornings in San Francisco when the fog is so thick you can't see the tops of the buildings. You can't see what you know is there.

We're all looking for something, aren't we? Something we know is there because other people have it, or have seen it, or have told you it's there. Love, money, time, meaning. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I am not the only one who doesn't have all the answers. I am not the only one who's missing something. Sometimes your world changes or looks different and you have to get it back where you want it. Sometimes the only thing you want is for everything to change.

Sometimes I can't tell whether my mind is too empty or too full to formulate rational, intelligent or creative thoughts. What I want you to know is that I have not forgotten you, despite all the answers I'm looking for elsewhere. What I want to tell you is that I know it's been a while, but I'm still glad you reminded me of it. And what I want to remember is that living more life is no excuse to stop writing about it. And that if inspiration is eluding me, I am probably just not looking in the right places. 

Tatsuro Kiuchi


  1. That's wonderful perspective for us all. Beautiful images too.

  2. I cannot tell you how *happy* I am that you updated again. I have missed your "voice" and your perspective on things that I, too, understand and experience. Sometimes we need a break from forcing ourselves to be creative and insightful, and time away to live life is the best excuse for a blogging hiatus. But still, I'm glad you're back! :)

  3. Lovely post, and you are right--none of us have it all and there is always something missing! hmmm, good food for thought. Maybe it has to do with our changing dreams and perspectives? Like maybe if we were to stay in the same exact mindset in life for our whole life, we would never feel like something was missing, but maybe it is the full life that makes us think we don't have it all, because we have tasted the possibilities. I love that artist btw!!

  4. when i lived in northern california, i used to drive into the city and it would make me feel so centered. the fog would make everything feel safe. sometimes i think i should be living there again. but then i worry it wouldn't have the same effect on me and i would lose the magic i used to hold so close.