Monday, May 10, 2010

While We Wait

There's always something for which to wait. In fact, I'm waiting right now.
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Have a seat. You take the left, I'll sit at the right, and we'll talk. Pass the time. Wait together.
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If you were sitting here with me, what would we talk about?
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41 comments:

Tabitha Bird said...

Today I'd sit here and chat with you about impossible things. I wrote a post on it today.I am all for thinking about impossible things. And they are fun to talk about too :)

Kathryn Magendie said...

What we were going to eat for lunch! *smiling* Yeah, maybe I should have said "our writing" but we decided to talk about food instead and where we'd eat and how hungry we were . . . then we'd havethat comfortable silence while we sipped coffee....

Rebecca Nazar said...

It being spring, do you like gardening? We could talk plants. If that's not your thing, we could chat about authors we like. I'm on an Alice Hoffman kick right now.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Probably the first thing I'd ask is for you to tell me about those pictures on that table.

Then, I have a feeling someone could try, but they wouldn't be able to stop us.
~ Wendy

Capri K said...

Kids, parents, thrifting, lunch, books, funny things!

Slamdunk said...

Hmm, suggestions for keeping kids entertained when they need to be quiet--I am running short of ideas and have overkilled juggling routines and hand-shadows.

The Hat Chick said...

You, of course. What is going on in your life? What are you making for dinner tonight? What are you doing this weekend?

Adam said...

How juggling custard could be achieved WITHOUT freezing or tinning it.

I don't go for sensible conversations. ;)

Adam

Analisa said...

Sitting? Nope I wouldn't be sitting with that bookshelf behind us. Nosy me I would be scanning the titles, you can learn alot about a person from the books they read. I would ask what you are reading now and what is your favorite. From there I think it is pretty safe to say we would talk about writing and our mutual blog friends. :) Also I would compliment you on those chairs, love them.

Patti said...

Anything and everything to pass the time.

Lydia Kang said...

I'm so predictable, but I love talking to writers about writing. What are you working on right now, for instance?

Cindy said...

I think I'd like to talk about what's on that table between the chairs. Then I might like to talk about writing. I usually don't get to do so with other writers, just my family :)

ninidee said...

We could talk about how there is hope within waiting. Wha I hope for may be different from what you hope for, so it would be an interesting conversation.

Maribeth:)

Janet Johnson said...

Such a comfy little spot. I nice chat about our favorite books sounds great. :)

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T. Anne said...

I think we'd chat about how hard waiting can be and what we're both waiting for. *sigh* how I wish there was no waiting...

Jeanette Levellie said...

I love this scene, Janna! Is that your living room? Lovely.

I'd like to talk about my kids and grandkids, my diet, my paying job.

I'll ask you about your writing projects, how you got started writing, your kids, where you grew up, all that.

May I have another cup of tea, please? This is a delicious blend!

Indigo said...

Life. How the mystery of it all brought us together to that precise moment, this conversation.

I would watch your lips move to hear you, your hand movements and body language; letting myself get to know those things that make you unique in the way you carry yourself and talk.

First conversations mesmerize me with all the details to the above. I would seem shy at first so you...you dear friend would carry most of the conversation.

Promise though by it's end, I would know you and the tendrils of friendship would have dug deeper into the trunk of my being.

Heavy? Uh yeah...it's Monday, brain fog and all. (Hugs)Indigo

Shannon O'Donnell said...

What kind of snacks will be provided? LOL! We would talk about the importance of faith and a positive attitude whenever waiting is necessary.

Sharla said...

We would talk about coffee and tv shows and what kind of ding dongs they get on The Bachelor. Kids would probably enter into the picture because that's what moms do, and I'd tell you to find the magic spell to keep yours young because the aliens that possess them as teens are so annoying.

And then we'd talk about the fact that everyone else had gone in and how long the wait was, and then find out that we had talked through our appts and missed it completely.

Silly us!!!

thedomesticfringe said...

Well, I hope we are sitting and talking after a tour of your house! I don't see dust bunnies...just so you know. Then we could talk about anything and everything. :-)
-FringeGirl

myletterstoemily said...

when you knew you wanted to be
a writer and how you trained to do
that.

your favorite books.

Susan R. Mills said...

We'd probably be talking about how long you've had to wait for the book you won on my blog eons ago. :)

Karen Lange said...

When did you know you were called to write? What is your favorite thing to write? And then we'd have some chocolate and continue the conversation. Or maybe we should start out with chocolate?

Janna Qualman said...

You guys are great!

Now I really wish we were having a conversation, so I could answer your questions and ask them of you. :)

Deb Shucka said...

I'd want to talk about what we don't say here on our blogs, and to hear about books you've read and words you've written. What a lovely thought this is, waiting together and enjoying the time.

Jill Kemerer said...

Yeah, you're opening up a big old can of worms asking me to chat with you! The conversation would start with small talk and morph into all things kids and writing. Sprinkle in some talk about baked goods and we're good!

Robin said...

Someone recently asked me I could picture my life five years from now and I couldn't. It made me think back to any given year, and I knew that had someone asked me that question then I would have gotten it wrong every time. Did I get it wrong because I didn't have a picture in my head of five years from now? Or did I get it wrong because no one can actually see their life five years from now? Is it never going to be what you think? What do you think?

Helen Ginger said...

I'd ask about your life. What are you doing? Where are you headed? What stops do you plan along the way?

Helen
Straight From Hel

Diane said...

Chat about expectations and miracles! :O)

Karen said...

Books/writing, family, faith.

Lisa Marie Miles said...

I love talking to other writers about writing. Then we'd eat cake.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Hmm... our best friends... aka, favorite characters. :0)

Glynis said...

We would discuss little tidbits of family news.

Then we would chat about our writing and how we met.
All this would be while enjoying those treats, the ones are saved for a special moment.

Jody Hedlund said...

I'd bring a box of tissues and I'd ask you how your dad is doing and talk about how hard it is to lose those we love when they're so young.

WendyCinNYC said...

We'd discuss something silly and gossipy if you were in the mood for it. Otherwise, if you were in the mood to talk, I'd just listen.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I'd be asking you..."How do you do it all?" You amaze me.

I can't keep up, but you do introduce me to new reading and new thoughts, so these feelings of inadequacy are mitigated by that.

Love and have a happy day,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Lydia Kang said...

Maybe we'd talk about the blog award I just gave you...
:)

Terri Tiffany said...

How cozy your house is! Plus LOTS more!

Nadine said...

We would have wonderful talks about life, love, trials and tribulations. It would be a great talk and there would be a lot of deep insight as well as a lot of laughter. Hopefully one day!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Probably the books on your shelf, although the chairs are arranged rather intimately. We would have to turn to look at the books. Perhaps just light discussion, about spring's arrival and the summer to come.

Melissa Marsh said...

I'd love to sit and talk to you about our shared faith in the Lord. :-)