There is a deep longing ache inside my heart. An ache for the unknown. The Germans said it best, “fernweh”. I don’t think the American English translation does it justice, it takes away the beauty and essence of the very word. Fernweh is more than lust, it’s more than the temporary wanting. It is guarded by the walls of our heart, built through struggles, and lasting through every sacrifice we make. There is a deep desire inside me, one which I cannot seem to explain. To care about me is suffering, to love you is sacrifice.

Fernweh is all that is within, a deep longing inside of me. “Ua ola loko i ke aloha”, love gives life within.

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