Not many would disagree that ‘wait’ is one of the most annoying things in life. It’s important we wait for the right time but nothing more irritating, annoying and depressing than ‘waiting’. Suddenly I found something that strikes a chord with ‘wait’.
The water provided by government at our stay is salty and chlorinated. Even imagining about boiling that water and using it for drinking purpose can make you fall ill. The next best option is to get bottled water, the one’s that come in 5 gallon can. Got one of those at home, with a water dispenser.
I throw a stare at this plastic water bottle every now and then. The water can is full of water and that brings a smile on my face and I am overflowing with content. As days pass by and as the bottle starts getting empty, the smile turns into an anxiety. I wonder if I will need more water than the bottle has right now.
What if at night fall I suddenly have the urge to drink a lot of water and I cannot, because there will actually be no more water left in the bottle?
Then why can’t I just go ahead and replenish the water in the bottle?
That would mean I have to give away the water remaining in the bottle and get a whole new bottle 5 gallons full.
Would I like to give away remaining water each time just for the sake of some phobia?
I would rather ‘wait’ for the water in the bottle to empty . I will live with this ‘uncertainty’ for a few days, whether I may or may not need more water. This ‘uncertainty’ kills you as much as the ‘wait’ does.
The day the water is over in that big bottle, is the day I get another 5 gallon bottle. Face lit up and completely in content with life. Not for long. This filling up and emptying is a vicious cycle. A cycle filled with wait, uncertainty, joy, content and everything else. Pretty much like life.
So we have a new twin for ‘wait’ called ‘uncertainty’. If one fills you with eagerness to reach that set point, the other makes you wonder about the possibility of reaching there.
For now, my water can is 5 gallons full…. 🙂
On that rather delightful bombshell, Good night!
Someone would come up with an advise of buying an extra water bottle at home, I know. Well, that was not the point of this post.