Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Advent 2011 : Day 4

You stand alone.  Around you, others have met, been met, moved on.  Disappointment flushes through you, and drains out again through the soles of your shoes.  Rational thought steps up: they missed their connection; they’ll be on the next train.  You’ll wait, get another coffee, make the most of an unwanted situation.  Time passes.  A train pulls in.  Again, they are not on it.  Another emotion floods your lungs, stealing your breath: has something happened to them, something bad?  How will you know?  What can you do?  Rational thought is overwhelmed; lurid scenarios flicker across the screen of your mind...

Imagine.  Savour the anxiety of waiting.

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