Even unaware of, everyone’s expecting experience
starts long before coming to this world
over several weeks in a row.
A quite similar experience is faced by
the promising young sportsman
who expects to be drafted by
a leading club and fulfilling his dreams
to unleash all his potential and become successful
in his sports career.
Likewise, the professional football player
also expects one day to be called by the coach
to defend his national team and
play the World Football Cup.
After several years of hard work,
and oftentimes badly slept nights,
students expect to be
approved in their final exams and
be granted their degree.
The experienced professional, on his turn,
expects anxiously for an opportunity
to be called for a job interview
that might come soon
or unfortunately, not.
Although artists master the skill
to make us believe in the emotions
that they convey through the fictional characters,
they cannot help expecting to be awarded by their work.
All in all, expecting is highly laborious.
It not only takes time, but it is, in fact, paradoxically
time passing through one’s fingers but
completely out of your control.
Expecting raises the hopes that the outcome
might be happily fulfilled,
just like the long-awaited son.
However, it can also be quite frustrating.
Like a failed final year exam,
not being drafted by the desired team
or remembered by the national coach
to play the World Cup.
Or maybe, not being seriously considered for
the job that you were confident to be fully qualified for.
Nonetheless, the intriguing thing with expecting
is that no matter how time and energy-consuming it can be,
once the awaiting moment is over,
it also vanishes all the anxieties, uncertainties and hopelessly
that might have crossed your mind and heart.
Thus, although expecting for something important is far from easy,
developing the confidence and peace of mind
that one day the wait will be over is crucial,
even though it might be inevitable to wish that
the wait does not take that long.
Independent writer with a passion for traveling, photography and connecting them to literature.