Eight Songs for the Restless, the Gypsies, the Wild Things (& Me).

Via on May 31, 2012

 I woke up restless yesterday.

And went to bed restless tonight.

In the in-between (and hopefully the again soon) I kept dreaming of far away places, and handmade boats; of soft, strange sounding languages that would roll around awkwardly in my mouth; of throwing a few sundresses and my cowgirl boots in a bag, and running away to live with gypsies and tinkers and dancing until the sky turns to ink.

When you are filled with wanderlust, restless, gypsy-hearted, tossing and turning—sometimes a song can be your boat:

1. When I grow up, I want to be a wild bird and fly away to wherever this is:

2. There are no words for this. Only made up ones in a language I used to whisper to my toys. I don’t remember it. I think they speak it in Iceland.

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3. If you aren’t listening to First Aid Kit, please. Get to it.

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4. “I don’t think about you anymore (but I don’t think about you any less).”

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5. Some songs, like twinkling fairy lights or far away fireflies, add a little bit of magic to your tossing and turning.

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6. They said they made it up. I heard it means “Oh, Infinite Nakedness.” Either way (or both ways) Om Nashi Me.

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7. The moon plays the ocean like a violin…

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8. Wake up to the sound of your fleeting heart:

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And if you’re still wild and restless, start and the top and listen again and again until it’s time to fly away (or time to hit your pillow and sail away to sleep).

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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


3 Responses to “Eight Songs for the Restless, the Gypsies, the Wild Things (& Me).”

  1. brooke says:

    that first aid kit song is a fever ray cover… if you haven't been listening to fever ray, you must. she blows that out of the water..

  2. […] Hung out with a wonderful bunch of raggle taggle gypsies who I love and laughed and played and made mischief of one kind and another. I didn’t think about my […]

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