The Ache That Would Not Leave/Longing For

Original: The Ache That Would Not Leave by John Mark Green

(Bracketed because of minor notations/changes, a sprinkling of my own interpretations)

“Behind the hum and routine of daily living, there lay a persistent longing for something she could not easily put into words. It felt like impulsive adventures and watching the sun rise over unfamiliar mountains, or coffee in a street café, set to the background music of a foreign language. It was the smell of the ocean, with dizzying seagulls whirling in a cobalt sky; exotic foods and strange faces, in a city where no one knew her name. She wanted jokes shared at midnight, and road trips without a map, but most of all, she wished for someone who desired to explore the mysteries of the the great big world outside [their] doorstep…” – John Mark Green

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