“Waiting for Godot” is the Samuel Beckett play where two characters are waiting for a third who never shows up. Things happen while they’re waiting, and yet at the same time nothing really happens, and the play ends with no clear conclusion.
I feel like we’re all stuck in a version of this absurdist play, collectively holding our breath and waiting . . . for what?
Here in the US we’re waiting for the election next week and perhaps feeling trepidation about what will happen afterwards, no matter who wins the presidential race.
We’re wondering what the holidays will look like this year. Will they be cancelled along with everything else? Will we have to celebrate via Zoom?
We’re waiting for life to return to “normal” while at the same time knowing that things will never be the same as they once were.
Some people are waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine, which could be years in the making.
People in tune with energetic frequencies and the less visible world say that humanity is going through a tremendous transformation, and that this period of unease and unrest will last another four years or so before we turn the corner and our conditions improve. That’s a lot of waiting time still to come!
I love how the natural world knows nothing about our human created drama, nor does it care. When I go out walking, the birds are still singing, the trees are starting to lose their leaves, and things in nature proceed as they always have.
My secret desire is to live in a remote cabin in the woods away from all of the chaos. Except I know that I wouldn’t last there more than a few weeks. We all need other people for our very survival, and therein lies the problem.
In order to continue to survive, we need to cooperate, and cooperation involves agreement. How do we get there from here, when we’re divided in so many ways?
I guess it will be interesting to see how all of this unfolds, if it weren’t so anxiety producing. I really need that cabin in the woods right about now!
What are you waiting for, and what is your secret desire? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,
Painting at top: “Unseasonable Change,” 36 x 36 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas