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The Waiting Game: Playing For Life’s Meaning in Literature

Most writers inspired by the theme of humans made to wait, have used it to say life is hopeless, pointless and futile. That could be seen as depressing. The human need or compulsion to wait, is both natural as a feeling, and obvious as a theme for literature and movies. Waiting is stronger than queueing. It’s not standing in line for rations, for a ride at a theme park; it’s a wait which can take years, and perhaps with no apparent purpose. ‘It’s better to travel hopefully than to arrive to disappointment’ is an old adage. Anticipation can be fun in itself, excitement about something pleasant can add to the joy. However, dashed hopes, the wait for something intangible or terrible is more appealing to creatives. The idea of getting justice or … Read entire article »

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