Sailing Home

This song always kills me. It moves me to my bones, and touches something so deep and gritty. It reminds me of the layers of emotion that need to be peeled away and navigated to find growth and meaning. I love artists like Josh Garrels who consistently help me get to that deep place in myself. I love using layers and hidden words in my pages to help understand the deeper places. It really is like sailing myself. Even in a little page like this, there are so many layers of color, words and marks that were only visible as they were applied. Its like a reverse excavation process.

Ulysses - Josh Garrels

I'm holding on to the hope that one day this could be made right
I've been shipwrecked and left for dead, and I have seen the darkest sights
Everyone I've loved seems like a stranger in the night
But oh my heart still burns, tells me to return, and search the fading light

I'm sailing home to you I won't be long
By the light of moon I will press on
Until I find my love

Trouble has beset my ways and wicked winds have blown
Sirens call my name; they say they'll ease my pain
then break me on the stones
But true love is the burden that will carry me back home
Carry me with the memories of the beauty I have known

I'm sailing home to you; I won't be long
By the light of moon I will press on

So tie me to the mast of this old ship and point me home
Before I lose the one I love, before my chance is gone
I want to hold her in my arms