Never arrived at its destination – missing package. Or lost luggage – questions like ‘was it ever shipped?’ run through our minds; we’ll make that 1-800 number call, track on-line or download an APP. Find out where it is.
What if that which we are waiting for doesn’t exist?
Not ‘love of our life who never showed up’, ‘dream never fulfilled’ or actions never taken – we all get our heads around those.
What about that which never was?
Something that never happened, but it could have!
Mark Twain wrote: “When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.”
Profound enough in its own right, he added: “But my faculties are decaying now and I shall soon be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like that but we all have to do it.”
I still have my faculties, still revere wisdom and humour of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.My point is, we can wait all our lives for something to show up, something we’ve longed for – because what we were waiting for all along was for our self to show up.