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Totally Against Waiting


This is the fine post my blogger friend Ben Hewitt posted yesterday:

Every day I drive the gravel road toward home, from one outing or another, and I see the flush of green creeping slowly up the mountain. Every day a little greener, a little higher. At home I feed the cows from the remaining reserves of hay, watch for a moment as they curl their long tongues around a chosen tuft, then retract the tongue and chew in that slow, side-to-side way of ruminants. Ignoring me. For what good am I now? They have their hay, and tomorrow must seem a long ways off.

It’s ok. They’ll like me again in the morning.


This is the comment that a reader named Clair left upon reading Ben’s post:

I love this life! Waiting for retirement!


This is my comment to Clair upon reading his/her comment:

Why wait, Clair?


This is what jumped full-frontal into my mind just now (via Shakespeare):

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time… .


Which is to say (and I’m commenting again):

Let’s each of us act now and now and now.

Ben’s post is here:

In the Morning