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Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Waiting Game

Patience was never one of my strongest characteristics; ok it may be the number one thing that I dislike about myself. I was never a patient person and I envy those people who can just sit back and coast seemingly forever on neutral, an easy go with the flow kind of person, a person I will sadly never be. And as plans get changed, when people are late, or when someone incessantly breaks flakes on events I pace in agitation restlessly trying to keep my impatient demons at bay.

My in-laws, Mr. & Mrs. Faith from North Carolina and my sister-in-law, Mrs. Painter from Georgia all arrived in LALA Land late last night and we had all day today to wait around for our 10:00PM flight. Of course we did not want to do anything that took too much energy because we had 29 hours of traveling before we reached Mrs. Fruits family home in the Philippines, however I also got bored of hanging out at the house glancing at the clock every ten minutes to see if it was time to go to the airport. In an effort to distract myself and my guests a few of us decided to travel down to the beach and wiggle our feet in the water.

WOW is all I have to say. This was the first time, and probably the last, where I was actually thanking my impatience because without it I would have stayed at the house and missed the spectacular photos I was able to take today at the beach. Generally the water is a vast repetitive pattern of near waveless blue and the sky is generally a vast repetitive wash of cloudless blue. Now don’t get me wrong this weather is perfect for sunbathing and for people who hate any type of weather but sad for someone like me who loves the dynamism clouds and rough water gives a photo. Today was amazingly beautiful, perfect even, better than I could have ever imagined. The water was huge swirling waves of angry froth and the sky, OH the glorious wonderful sky was full of roiling clouds and the sun poked rays of yummy goodness onto the water below. It was an orgasmic photographers dream and I could have stayed on that beach all day.

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So today and only today I will embrace the part of impatient me that I have always loathed. Today and today only will that part of me get to sit at the head of the table and be worshiped. Tomorrow however is another day and I will throw it in the basement under the stairs to be vilified again.

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