Hopeless Wanderer


So I thought about tweeting last night out of pure excitement and joy and whatever other euphoric feelings I was having. Instead, I decided to put my phone away and enjoy the concert that I didn’t want to end. It wound up being the right call for me. And now, I can ramble to my heart’s desire about anything and everything that happened at the Mumford and Sons show last night, which was one of my favorite concerts of this year and ever.

So leave that click in my head,
I won’t remember the words that you said,
A clouded mind and heavy heart,
But I know I will have a new start

They played a bunch of unreleased material and in fact, they started the concert with Below My Feet, perhaps my favorite of their songs. One of the few new songs I hadn’t heard was Hopeless Wanderer. I just connected with it and that’s why it’s the featured song of this post.

Hold me fast, Hold me fast
‘Cause I’m a hopeless wanderer

I guess I connected to that song in particular because sometimes I feel like I’m wandering aimlessly through life. Everyone needs guide posts and mile makers to get where they’re going. Heck, I named the blog after such a concept. My guide posts and mile makers have shifted over time and I think I want something of more permanence to take root as my totem (to steal a term from Inception). And yet with the architecture of my mind, I’m not sure. I think I know and I think I know what I want, but it comes down to having faith in things and people beyond your control when you aren’t sure. Until then…

I will learn, I will learn to love the skies I wander.