Thursday, December 16, 2021

Is Waiting An Avocation?

Is waiting an avocation? Or can it be called a full-time profession, a little like FWB, “friends with benefits”—something that’s “a little more than kin and less than kind.” Some people are caught up in a  life in which there are so many meetings and deadlines that there's no time to think and others spend their lives waiting for life to happen. This latter is an occupation for which one can acquire an advanced degree. Doctors use stethoscopes and tongue depressors to do their exams. Those waiting for something to happen require a cell or preferably a land line, whose console can stand like a quiescent beast. A phone seems like it will never ring, if you’re waiting for a call.The old SASE used to be de rigueur for the writer, but today you wait for texts or e mails. No matter. Don’t Wait for Godot. That’s what everyone does.The line stretches right out the door, to eternity.

Read "What is Happiness?" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

listen to "Want Ads"by Honey Cone

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