Don’t Wait Up


So much of our lives is wasted in a holding pattern.

As babies we waited to be fed and have our diapers changed.

In school we waited for the bus, summer vacation, and Christmas morning.

As adolescents we waited for the phone to ring and our lives to begin.

As we grow old we realize there is simply more waiting waiting for us.

Waiting for a pot to boil.  Waiting for the toast to pop.  Waiting for the coffee to brew.  Waiting for the game to start.

Waiting for the commercial to end.   Waiting for a meeting to begin.  Waiting for payday.

Waiting for snow to fall.  Waiting for snow to stop falling.  Waiting for the electricity to come back on.

Waiting for the right moment.  Waiting for retirement.

Waiting for an appointment.  Waiting for test results.  Waiting on hold.  Waiting for a prescription to be filled.

Waiting to die.

What are you waiting for?

2 thoughts on “Don’t Wait Up

  1. Funny, how concepts evolve full circle. I used to hate laundry, as I dreaded waiting for the washer and dryer to complete cycles. A wise woman told me, ‘Laurie, they aren’t going away, so you might as well find something soothing in them.’ It worked. Now, if only I could find patience when in traffic!

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