When Hope Hurts

“‘For a while’ is a phrase whose length can't be measured.

At least by the person who's waiting.” -Haruki Murakami

With the Advent season upon us, there is no shortage of thoughts and reflections on the necessity and beauty of waiting. And many of them have great value and wisdom, so do not read this as in any way an argument against their merit. However, as I was recently considering the theme of “waiting”, I could not help but recognize that sometimes it is not the best choice we can make.