Advent is a time of waiting, yet that noted philosopher Dr. Seuss states in his magisterial work "Oh the Places You'll Go" describes one of the places we might go as:

a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...
…for people just waiting
Waiting for a train to go
Or a bus to come, or a plane to go
Or the mail to come, or the rain to go
Or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
Or waiting around for a Yes or No
Or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.
That’s not for you!
Somehow you’ll escape
All that waiting and staying.
You’ll find the bright places
Where the Boom Bands are playing.

I’m not too sure its such a useless place, or that the Boom Bands would be quite so exciting without the waiting and anticipating…
We need to beware of filling every available moment with “useful” activity…
And at this point everyone who knows me falls around laughing…

Originally submitted this as a comment on someone else's blog on Mockingbird's Leap


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