Monday, June 16, 2008

Just Wait...

Here’s something NOT to think about: Waiting.
It seems that we are always waiting for something. For lunchtime. For a reply. For a movie release. For the right person. For…anything. Once whatever "it" is arrives, another “it” can immediately take the place. We are forever looking ahead to the next thing we anticipate, need or desire. Oh sure, it’s good to live in the moment, that whole ball of wax. But even that positive attitude doesn’t erase the fact that we mark dates on our calendars for upcoming events. Try not to think about the ever continuous process of intervening time between where you are now and what you want to occur.

“Everyone is just waiting…” – Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

“How much of human life is lost in waiting.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Waiting is.” – Michael Valentine Smith, Stranger in a Strange Land

“The waiting is the hardest part.” – Tom Petty

"Wait till your father gets home!" – Mothers everywhere

“The waiting time, my brothers, Is the hardest time of all.” - Sarah Doudney

“Now we play the waiting game...” (pause) “Awwoh, the waiting game sucks! Let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos!" - Homer Simpson

“We're waiting for Godot.” – Vladimir, Waiting for Godot

"Still waiting..." - Talking Heads

3 comments:

Danielle Mari said...

“Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.” -George Carlin

Sunshine said...

"My mother said I wouldn't amount to anything because I procrastinate too much. So I said, 'Just you wait!'" -Judy Tenuta

Peter Von Brown said...

HA. In order to meet with/get something signed by writer/director Kevin Smith, I once stood in the line, to get into the line, to get into the line, to get into the line to get into THE line. No joke, no exaggeration. And I didn't even want anything signed. I wanted to give him something I made for him. With much luck, I managed to squeeze time and hand him the "OMG! Bear is driving!! How can that be?!?" shirt and truly taken aback that what I thrust at him didn't have to be signed, he said, "Thank you! Thank you very much!" I said, "No, thank you," melted and left.