- delaying, postponing, putting off- as in decidng that something must wait.
- looking forward to, anticipating, expecting -as in children before Christmas, or being pregnant!
- serving, ready for – as in waiters waiting at table
Often when I am waiting it feels like the first one to me… something is being withheld, or stopped. And yet the second definition reminds me that when something is not happening it is because the time is not right yet, the cake is not cooked, it is too soon. The waiting can even add a sense of excitement and hope. The third definition reminds me not to give up hope, but to be ready, ready to go when the time is right. Watching, waiting, ready for action…
The dictionary also tells me the origins of the word “waiting” has close connections with “watching”. So there we are – back to the moment, watching, paying attention, noticing… Just keep on keeping your eyes open, Cilla!
What are you noticing while you wait…?