The Waiting Game: An Essay on the Gift of Time
Waiting is an imposition. Yet only waiting in its manifold guises — in traffic or love, at the gate or the doctor’s — affords us an embodied sense of time and its promises. We wait: for spring and the jackpot, for the food, for an offer, for ‘the one’, and Godot — for test results, happiness, birthdays, and laughs — for a call, for what’s next, for the knock on the door — for the pain to subside and the storm to blow over … Idleness, byways, detours, and boredom — waiting is the page in the book of planned hours that needs to be filled. With luck, its reward will be freedom ...
(from "The Waiting Game")
- Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc., June 2012
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