I LOL at this post because I am not a writer of stories but this one was inspired by my experiences and my mood so far today.
I have been waiting all morning to hear a good friend of mine and Sam’s give a speech at the Capital but Congress won’t go into recession and basically I am bored out of my mind!!! The result of my boredom is this “wise” tale in which I found some amusement that I then shared with Sam who thought it was depressing. But also slightly funny and kind of good. I know it’s supposed to be a wives tale. But I changed it to wise, because you are supposed to learn a lesson from this little story.
Here you go.
Once Upon A Time…
In a mysterious and weird city sat a lady in waiting with sparkles in her eyes. She was very timely and proper and wore a fancy dress and her brown hair in curls.
She looked as if she should be somewhere lively where things happened but instead she sat there waiting. She was waiting for something important. Something big.
Ever so slowly the seconds ticked away and the minutes felt like hours as she waited expectantly for that something big and important. But then the minutes did turn into hours. Hours in which her freshly pressed dress had become wrinkled and her curls had fallen flat.
She looked as though she had lived a full and busy day except for the dull look on her face which hinted at her boredom and anticipatory exasperation. Yet still she waited. Soon. Something big and important will happen soon and she wouldn’t risk missing it.
The hours turned to days. And every day she would tirelessly and anxiously return to the spot where she waited. Little by little that sparkle in her eyes began to fade.
Would it ever happen, this big and important thing that she relentlessly waited for? The days turned into months which turned into years. The lady had grown accustomed to waiting and soon she expected nothing. But still she waited.
Before she knew it her brown hair had turned to gray and she had been waiting her entire life. Then one day before the big and important thing was about to happen, the old lady in waiting died.