Amy at The World is a Book challenges us to illustrate waiting……
She’s right, we spend a crapload of time waiting for irritating things like the dentist, or waiting for a great cup of coffee no matter how long it takes! I spent last week in Central Texas. One of my favorite places to go when I am there is Jo’s coffee shop in Austin. No matter what time of day it is, there is a line at this 20 year old Austin institution.
“Love is in the air, and it smells like coffee.“
Waiting for coffee is one thing, but do you remember how hard it was to wait for ANYTHING when you were a kid? Everything seemed to take forever, the ride to the amusement park, time spent baking a cake, waiting in line for an ice cream cone, waiting for the jiffy pop popcorn pan to expand, seeing presents under the tree without knowing what was in the boxes – ALL PURE TORTURE.
When we were in Bhutan several years ago, the little nugget below climbed up on this ledge, about an inch thick, to ask for a treat. First off, I have no clue how she did this, but she was a pro (Nadia Comaneci in the making). I have a feeling this was a normal part of her everyday life. Maybe I’m projecting, but I bet it felt like FOREVER before she had a treat in her hand.
“Great things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
Thanks for the fun challenge Amy!
….i choose this…