McVie, a blogger and friend, commented a beautiful poem in my post about my paranoia (on finding The One). It speaks of reconnecting with one’s self as key to recovery from a failed relationship.

by Derek Walcott
The time will come
When, with elation
You will greet yourself arriving
At your own door, in your own mirror,
And each will smile at the other’s welcome.
And say, sit here, Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
To itself, to the stranger who has loved you
All your life, whom you ignored
For another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
The photographs, the desperate notes,
Peel your image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Thanks McVie, with it I am inspired to post some lines from a favorite poem, which I relate to my waiting for The One… (The Four Quartets, by T.S. Eliot)

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing;
wait without love
For love would be love of the wrong thing;
there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope
are all in the waiting.

Hope you guys enjoy (if not identify with) this emote-emote-an post. :)

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12 Responses to “Waiting”

  1. anton maton Says:

    i’ll leave the ‘emote-emote-an’ to some drama queens here! basta ako kasehodang single or kabit, magpapakasaya ako!

    jan na nga kayo! lech!

  2. Ace Says:

    I don’t know why this quote stayed with me for this long. I think it’s because I like dogs. It is not sophisticated, but I think it is true: “Love is like dog crap, if you’re looking for it, you won’t step in it. But if you don’t look for it, you’ll step right in it.”

  3. Will Says:

    aww. so sweet! thanks! so inspiring! thats what i needed. :)

  4. mcvie Says:

    Will, are you reacting to Mig’s post, or to Ace’s post on dog crap?

  5. Little Fish Says:

    I keep asking myself…
    Am I heart-broken?
    The answer is always, NO!
    Because, I gave my heart to somebody else a long long time ago…and until now, he still keeps it.

    If I have to wait for that man to return my heart….I will wait patiently and if I have to wait for him…then, I will wait even for another lifetime.

    Love never leave us…its always there, teaching…teasing…reminding…provoking…and urging us to love more.

  6. cuterecruiter Says:

    as I told my ex…..”Even if we have parted ways, don’t ever think that the time you spent with me was wasted…it doesn’t mean that what happended between the two of us were not true, we are just not meant for each other.” :( It makes moving on a lot easier knowing that you were just together to teach each other a lesson. :(

  7. josh Says:

    in end these three will remain, faith, hope & love, but the greatest of these is love… frm the good book

  8. peak fantasy Says:

    In love, we can apply Stephen Covey’s principle on Emotional Bank Account. When we invest on emotions, we build deep relationships, and sometimes, it becomes doubly difficult to let go…

    Maybe, we can add some humor into the poem by stopping after the 6th line which says:

    “And say, sit here, Eat.”

    For some gay relationships, this is all there is to it: EAT!

  9. Clark Can't Says:

    Very nice. I can totally relate to the poem. Love can wait. Just keep the faith. We gotta focus on our lost selves first and become better persons before anything else. Thanks for sharing, Migs. =)

  10. my yellow shirt shredded Says:

    I think that I would rather say something from Stephen Crane, if you may

    I was in the desert
    and I saw a creature
    naked and bestial
    and it was eating its heart
    I asked Aye friend is it good?
    Yes, it said, it is good,
    Because it is bitter,
    and because it is my heart.


  11. Bryz Says:

    watch “soltero” starring jay ilagan…

    we could learn lots of things there….

  12. Jerome Says:

    I also read stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It is a nice book. Yep, he mentioned the concept of emotional bank account. Please read the book if you have time.

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