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March 13, 2013

Anticipation

Filed under: Uncategorized — mvervinck @ 7:11 pm

As I sit here, the new pope has been chosen.  I am not Catholic, but I am still sitting here waiting to see who it is.  It is amazing to me to see all of the pomp and circumstance that surrounds this moment all signaled by white smoke.  In this day and age, it is amazing that something like this is still announced by white smoke and not via some other type of technological advancement.  It is kind of nice, for a change.  So many people in Rome and around the world are waiting in anticipation to see who it is.

Anticipation is not something that happens very much now.  People don’t wait for things.  We expect things now.  For instance, think about Charlie Brown television shows.  Each holiday season would be signaled by one of these comical television specials.  Now, these can be watched at anytime via DVD or even online services.  No waiting!  Just decide that you want to watch, rent/buy, and enjoy.  If you want to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas show in July, go ahead;  you can.  You don’t have to wait, no anticipation.

There are many other things in today’s world for which we don’t wait anymore.  From knowing the sex of a baby before it is born to telling the world any type of good news via social media.  There is no anticipation, no waiting.  Will this change our kids or their kids?  I guess time will tell, but for now, time will tell who the new pope is.  

I am still waiting…

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1 Comment »

  1. We still have to wait for comments.

    Comment by Ruth Chandler Ferris — March 14, 2013 @ 3:41 am | Reply


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