Simple Act of Waiting
Often the act of waiting is anything but simple.
Many people hate to wait because they are waiting to do something,
get something, or go somewhere.
Waiting doesn’t seem like an act, but the lack of action; however,
the decision to be patient and willing to wait is an act of courage and perseverance.
A person who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
- St. Augustine
Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.
People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.
- French Proverb
The Patience of Ordinary Things
by Pat Schneider
… I’ve been thinking about the patience
Of ordinary things, how clothes
Wait respectfully in closets
And soap dries quietly in the dish,
And towels drink the wet
From the skin of the back.
And the lovely repetition of stairs.