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my favorite tales on waiting

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“But, someone, please give me—who is born again but still so much in need of being born anew—give me the details of how to live in the waiting cocoon before the forever begins?” Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You AreDay after day, my days are alike as the grinding and sifting of barley and wheat; and times without number I’ve sighted Odysseus, man of the manly build, walking out of gray fog over the sea from a journey too long to tell about in a single night. I am but dreaming when I see him walking with a purpose this way toward the palace: don’t break stride through unfinished distance, say I, in one quick breath, wishing my words had the wing-beat of geese at break of day. I’m upstairs…here, take lovingly in your arms me. After so long and this much said, reason strikes me, as light shines on water, that his journey won’t end until he makes his way into our room, lies in this tree-trunk bed set down with the love we both expect. Imagining Odysseus, Tino Villanueva, …