"There are two types of waiting. There’s the the waiting you do for something you know is coming, sooner or later—like waiting for the 6:28 train, or the school bus, or a party where a certain handsome boy might be. And then there’s the waiting for something you don’t know is coming. You don’t even know what it is exactly, but you’re hoping for it. You’re imagining it and living your life for it. That’s the kind of waiting that makes a fist in your heart." – Unknown
We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. We are always waiting for the next big move, preparing to take our widest leap and very much often we end up being disappointed when life doesn't present us with what we are waiting for. It becomes frustrating when life is all about trying. We always forget that great moments are packaged in the small ones that are often cast in an oversight. Some people wait their entire lives in pursuit of huge milestones that they think would change their lives without knowing that it is in overcoming small everyday battles that deserves to be celebrated.
Ambitions and goals are great things, but they can also be the very barriers to achieving greater things that are beyond what you can ever dream of. We are often blindsided by our ideal future that we miss seeing the opportunities nested in the present and making them work for our future. We also miss the shot at happiness. The freedom to dream is an entitlement, and only with an extra sprinkle of imagination we can build a life that is worth waking up for everyday where we are living and not just waiting.
I love this picture taken at Takamatsu port while I was waiting for my ferry to Megijima Island (which I didn't have a slightest idea about). I love the crisp air, the light breeze that accompanies the symphony of waves that welcomed arriving passengers. Waiting can be beautiful if you let it be.