To Dwell or to Wait

If patience means the virtue of waiting in a relaxed state during a given time, being patient names the manner in which we handle said time frame, without necessarily reflecting an appreciation for the qualities and meaning of what is transpiring. It is not even a given that while being relaxed about the waiting, we are paying attention to the moment. Though patient, we might not be in the present but under the influence of the future we await. “Looking forward to…” is not looking hereto. Hence, the moment may remain a future-awaiting moment, a future-burdened one. Patience may even postpone a presence. 

In dwelling, there is being — as long as the dweller is awake, perceptive and attentive, with intent and with interest

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