An interminable amount of time
slowly moves, clocking passage
like the meandering river before me.
Waiting is difficult-
sitting, transfixed on time
watching a roomful of patients
exiting, wondering, doubting
When is my turn to end the wait?
Waiting is difficult-
a name called, a smiling face
small talk that eases the
Waiting is insufferable
holds the key to peace.
good news floats through air
bringing smiles-small gifts
and great treasure-
like the river, life moves on.
This post is written for all who find waiting to be difficult even in the presence of faith and hope. I am offering it to Two Writing Teachers for its Slice of Life Tuesday weekly writing event.
I agree: Where our mind wanders, when we must wait, makes all the difference.ReplyDelete
It's like you wrote this for my family! You have beautifully captured these difficult moments in life!ReplyDelete
Thank you for leaving me a comment. I wish I knew who sent this lovely comment.Delete
Waiting creates a time when the head goes on wild worry journey. River-watching is a great mindfulness practice, staying in the now. I am glad your wait ended with good news.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Terje. Thankfully, the river-watching brought me peace when I needed it most.Delete
Love how the river's presence throughout the waiting seemed to comfort and alleviate the stress of waiting.ReplyDelete
It certainly did, Ramona. Sloan's new cancer center just opened a few weeks ago and the whole ambiance is conducive to making patients comfortable.Delete
Carol: I waited 1.5 hrs for my doc's appointment today, so this post really spoke to me. All good news on my front, I am so thankful and blessed. Congrats on your 17-year anniversary.ReplyDelete
Good news for you and me, Karen. That is a blessed connection.Delete
Waiting is so difficult and knowing how to occupy your mind, or empty it, is vital. Thanks for sharing this, Carol, and congratulations on your health status!ReplyDelete
Molly, we try to "empty" our minds during yoga but even that is a difficult task when you have so many thoughts buzzing around. I am still enjoying the thought of another year of good health.Delete
A dear friend of mine has been waiting since Thanksgiving for a diagnosis of some health problems. Test after test after test and no answers. I talk to her, or read your post, and remember to be thankful for every day of good health!ReplyDelete