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Caught in the traffic… have patience !

While yesterday I had written about queues and crowds and waiting therefore, I tried to list the unsuccessful waits. I could locate four of them

Vladimir and Estragon waiting for Godot

A play by Samuel Beckett where Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot.

The boy who waited on the burning deck

A poem by poet Felicia Dorothea Hemans based on actual incident in the Battle of Nile with the following excerpt:

The boy stood on the burning deck
Whence all but he had fled;
The flame that lit the battle’s wreck
Shone round him o’er the dead.

Hachiko the dog who waited for Professor Hidesaburō Ueno

This is about a faithful dog that waited for its master for nine years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachiko

Vindhyachal Mountains that waited for Sage Agasthya

A tale from the Vedas – Sage Agastya kept the mountain waiting forever so as to stop the mountain growing too tall. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agastya

So next time you are caught in a traffic – have some patience!



4 thoughts on “Caught in the traffic… have patience !

  1. As John Milton remarked in “On His Blindness”, they also serve who only stand and wait

    Posted by G Krishnamurthy | May 30, 2013, 4:01 pm
  2. Good, Echu . Nice eclectic choices as usual !

    Posted by Arjun | August 15, 2013, 7:12 am


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