THE WAITING PLACE
by Dr. Seuss
Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come,
or a plane to go or the mail to come,
or the rain to go or the phone to ring,
or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.
I am so tired of waiting.
Are you with me here? I get somewhat complacent in my life and think I can sit back expecting all that I want to come my way easily. I secretly wish my hopes and desires will smack me in the face and say hello without any warning. Okay, like that is going to ever happen? After many limbo years of putting my life on pause, I finally recognize that nothing comes my way without an output of some serious effort.
I just can’t do it anymore. I have to move on to what is important to me without slowing down to any other pace. C’mon. keep up people! I have planes to catch, places to go, people to meet and balls to throw. Life is so very short and there is no time to wait anymore.
Dreams, ideas, and thoughts have been bubbling in me for as long as I can remember. I have to act and work toward making them come true. Truth be told, you never really know if you have a tomorrow.
There are only two days in a year that nothing can be done.
One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow,
so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.
I choose to make my day count and stop waiting for things to happen. I am planning to arm myself with the knowledge I need, and I want to surround myself with people who treat me well and make an effort to understand me and my hopeful journey. Cause, gosh dog, I am pretty complicated, even a little sensitive, but I can also be tough on the inside…I am a survivor.
I have a friend who bikes with me on occasion and she was telling me about a long, tough bike ride with a serious climb, and she reminded me why I like her so much. On this difficult ride, she refused to quit. She promised the other riders that it would take her awhile, but she WOULD finish the ride. She slowly pushed the pedals, around and around, until she reached the top. I think that is why I am good friends with her, I understand her. I won’t quit or give up, I will keep plugging away until I get it right or reach the finish line. No matter, I will persevere even if the expected outcome ends up being a bit flat and not what I hoped. I know my heart will always be pumped and committed to making a deeper impact.
London-based Flamingo Pier originally began as a highlight in canal-side disco parties across the city. They are Luke Walker, Brad Craig and Dom Jones. What began as a party project, pushed toward producing music together, and they will soon be releasing their debut EP called FPC001. This track is upbeat, fun, and funky with a disco beat that is paired with a warm tropical sound, bongos included! Go on and boogy down!
I think this song is perfect for making me hap, hap, happy for the weekend, and all of the life I plan to live, right here…right now.
Waiting will just have to wait!