Gillian Welch – I Dream a Highway

Patience is on my mind, tapping me on the shoulder and reminding me to breathe through the maybes and not now. Patience is telling me, “Stick close to me, kid, and you’ll be just fine, just stay focused on your intentions, ’cause they’re good.” My mom wisely reminded me the other day that my greatest disappointments have always ended up being some of the greatest blessings.

This song means a lot to me. Yes, it’s a long song and my mind often wanders when I listen to it. It’s so simple and beautiful that it is a practice in itself to stay present the entire 15 minutes. It reminds me that though this path is winding, with its highs and lows, it’s all a journey back to love. It’s those moments when you reach out for help and Love takes your hand.