Saturday Morning

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Love, these lines
accompany our want, nameless
or otherwise, and our waiting.
And since we’ve not learned
how not to want,
we’ve had to learn,
by waiting, how to wait.

—Li-Young Lee, from “The Waiting” in The City In Which I Love You


Notes: Poem: Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels. Gif: Newthom

Comments

  1. and while waiting for things to happen, other things will happen.

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  2. That boy, he reminds me of a study that was done on children.
    They were left in a room, alone, with one marshmallow on a plate and were told that if they “wait” and don’t eat it they’ll get more.
    If i remember correctly the study was after the link between those that could wait, delayed gratification, and being more successful in their adult life.
    The videos of those kids waiting and looking at the marshmallow are hilarious.

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  3. Love this, in the meantime, what to do….

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  4. Robert Frost (A road less travelled) speaks of this delayed gratification, those who can live by this rule, often succeed. “Good things come to those who wait.”

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  5. profound

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