Thoughts cast forward,
In pursuit of future finds;
Eyes closed to the
Present moment in time.
Dreams are expectations-
Hope burning a dim glow,
To illuminate a path for
Seeking hearts to follow.
Anticipation is interesting to me because it can either encourage us to wish our lives away, or it can give us hope in such a way that we recognize and appreciate “right now.” It’s like the gray area of emotions- it is neither good nor bad, and it can be both good and bad at the same time.
I’m sure I’m not the only one that has said, “I wish it were Friday,” because I was ready for a weekend sans work. Or, “I can’t wait until we meet for lunch next week.” Those wishes and hopes, if they came true, would spin the hands of time even faster than they already move. With such forward focus, so many non-anticipated moments are barely glanced at or are overlooked entirely.
On the other hand, anticipation can also prompt us to savor the moment because we feel even better moments will follow. This is like when I eat chocolate cream pie. (Yes, it always comes back to chocolate.) I don’t anticipate the whole pie- er, I mean slice to be gone, but I do anticipate each bite, eating slowly- letting the cocoa sweetness roll over my tongue. I can linger on each one because I know more delectable moments are coming.
At this point, you either see my point, or you’ve determined that I’m out of my mind. (Whether you see my point or not, that latter assessment may be spot-on!)
Have a beautiful Wednesday!
What kind of anticipation do you usually experience?
Am I the only one who wants chocolate cream pie now?