A note on waiting

From an interview with the amazing Jean Valentine in an old issue of The American Poetry Review:

I want to live in today and in this hour and in this moment.  What have I waited for in my life?  I guess I’ve lived too much anywhere but in the present.  I’ve lived in the past and I’ve lived in the hope of the future, living with the thought of getting a book published, or being with the right man, or knowing that my children are happy.  This happens or that happens and then I’ll really have myself, be at home.

I think at one time I was waiting for things from the outside that could only come from the inside.  What am I waiting for now?  [Laughing.] Living in the hope of not waiting for anything.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: