There is a point in everyone’s life when there is nothing to do but wait. Some are waiting to realize their purpose in life, others are waiting for an exciting adventure to commence, and many are waiting for broken hearts to heal. I happen to fall into all three of these categories. Although waiting is never fun, the main problem with waiting is the feeling of neither going forward nor back… but being stuck in limbo. Naturally, when people are waiting for change in their lives they pick up new hobbies, contact old friends, and look for distractions. I have been an active participant in all of these but still find myself restless when I am alone. A possible explanation for this is: I know change is coming but I am sitting on the same couch every night… looking at the same television shows wearing the same ridiculously large t-shirt. Stuck in limbo.
I originally began writing this hoping I would have some form of solution or answer by the final sentence but I am now realizing that it is impossible to write a conclusion for something that is still in progress and has not resolved itself. Therefore I will finish this post with a few thoughts on the matter.
When you can go neither forward nor back… where do you go?
Is this the place that’s been referred to as Limbo?
It is here you can reflect on what has been done
It is here you can yearn for what is yet to come
But this is also the place of a restless mind
A place where even perfect vision is blind
Here everything seems to reach a Plateau
Here, everyone is stuck in Limbo