I have never thought of myself as a patient man. Until I became a writer and author I felt that waiting no matter for what was painful. As a small child waiting for Christmas to arrive as I rested my elbows on my bedroom window sill scanning the sky for Santa Christmas Eve was an act of unimagined frustration. As a child and as an adult waiting for a loved one's flight to arrive is an act of floor pacing. Waiting for my brother, my best friend, my mother to take their last breath created a pain that defies description. Waiting to bid so long to my daughter was a wait that ended too soon.
There were times when waiting was still painful but was for good things.Waiting for the arrival of each of my four children was a different sort of challenge for me than for my wife.Each was worth the wait but the wait was still painful in so many ways. When acting in theater waiting for a laugh was heart in your mouth moments. Waiting to walk across the stage to receive each of my diplomas was a wait where I was so nervous I shook each time I made the walk. Waiting oh the waiting.......................
Your challenge for Thursday January 24, 2013 is to create a post about waiting. Please see how far you can push the envelope on this one.
Although this is one of the most open challenges of any that have been made for Thursday since I became Thursday's editor there are still a few guidelines that we need to follow. They are the usual one that we ask you to follow each Thursday.One guideline to remember is to include the words Waiting 1/23/2013 somewhere in the title.
Another guideline is to be sure to tag it with Thurs or Thursday Writing Essentials, Thursday Gather Writing Essential, Waiting Don't forget to Post your post to Gather Writing Essential.
Another guideline is to not forget that there is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
One last guideline is to please remember not to submit any response until Thursday actually happens (No earlier than 12:01 AM).
** Again I still have not reached a point where my plate is clear enough to be able to post a list of the responses to Thursday's Challenge. It is still my intent to to finally do that ASAP but it won't be this week either. I am very sorry.
***Any post submitted after Thursday will be accepted throughout the week as usual.
As a writer and author waiting for anything is a sort of adventure. Everywhere I look are stories that need to be told. Waiting has now taken on a totally new dimension. I will admit I am not now nor ever will be fond of waiting to talk to my principal no matter how much I evolve as a writer.