What is a soul ache? My definititon of a soul ache is a feeling that is so strong you almost feel like you can’t breathe because of it. While ache is most often associated with the first definition of “a continuous and dull pain”, I associate a soul ache more with the second definition-“an emotion experienced with painful or bittersweet intensity.” A soul ache is a beautiful thing, and to feel a soul ache reminds you that you are alive-whether it’s a positive yearning or desire, or a negative sense of loss and hurt. You learn from soul aches. You grow from soul aches.
What Makes a Soul Ache?
Every now and again you stumble across something beautiful in life that makes your soul ache. Sometimes it’s a child, a wild animal, a beautiful sunset, etc. Sometimes, however, it’s a wonderful handmade piece of art or jewelry (or something else) that makes you feel like you’ll ache until it’s a part of your life. As if you will hurt until you have it hanging on the wall of your room so you can see it all day, or wrapped sweetly around your neck reminding you of it’s presence. These pieces usually feel like you can touch a bit of the artist/creator’s soul simply by holding or looking at this piece. That’s true creation. True magic. Here are just a few items that make my soul ache:
Handmade Items that Make My Soul Ache
I Want These Items
If I hadn’t just dropped a bunch of money on school, one and seven would be in my shopping cart and then on their way to me faster than you can say “I want those!” Seriously. I’m in big-time love with both of those! In the future I will probably also purchase four, eight, and twelve (which is a local here in SLC). Ten is made by one of my very dearest friends Melanie Grace and she does them in different colors-so pretty!
What makes your soul ache?
Do you own, make, or have a specific item on your wishlist that makes your soul ache? Let’s hear about it!