When you get older, that hollow empty feeling from ambition and desire weakens. It’s not that the desire is unnatural – wanting to be loved is more than reasonable.
But quiet moments where everything is good enough start occurring more and more, if you grow. Today I was happy because the sun was shining and the air was just the right temperature. – I didn’t even care that the sun shone enough to make every outdoor surface anything but the right temperature. –
It wasn’t like this for me when I was 21. Then, everything had to be in order, I had to know where I was going, and mostly I had to know who I was going with.
I still need that knowledge. The contentment is from seeing all the things I know now, and letting them be.