Waiting #Photography

Did you know that if you wait long enough, time will pass you by and leave you behind? You end up living in the past, never able to get back to the present. Time slows down, and the present soon disappears into what will have been your future. Then, there’s also the ‘waiting rooms.’

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Sit long enough and wait for the correct time to eat something, and you’ll never actually get to taste it. You’ll be left behind while something from the ‘waiting room’ takes an interest in you and takes your place. It may look like you, and most people will never be able to tell the difference, but creatures that live in waiting rooms crave nothing but the positivity that lives inside human beings. It’s only people they want. It helps rid them of the ongoing nightmare they live in. The more you wait, the more they’ll be able to escape from their nightmare world.

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Waiting to be eaten. Wait too long, and maybe you’ll be the one that is eaten while waiting.

What are the ‘waiting rooms?’ You’ll find them everywhere. Just think of that room at your dentist or doctor’s surgery, or having a drink at the bar in a theatre while waiting for the second half to begin. If your allotted time passes, and you’re still waiting, tell someone before the door of the waiting room opens and something comes to get you.

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When you wait, the space around you becomes a waiting room.

Don’t be mistaken that you can see all waiting rooms. Some are hidden behind everyday objects. My biggest mistake was the last time I waited for a flower to open. I wanted to capture the moment it burst from its sleep. I had my camera ready, but I waited too long and, before I knew it, something from behind the screen of the camera dragged me into a world of millions of moments waiting to be captured and shared in the reality we call the present.

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Don’t wait too long for something to open. Behind every screen, something is waiting for you.

After taking the above photo, I found myself in a vast waiting room of moments. These types of waiting rooms are behind the screens of your camera, iPhone, iPad, or anything that takes a picture. They first appeared in the year 1861; the same year the first creature made its way out of a waiting room and fed on the positivity of the human being that was holding the camera.

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Waiting for the show to begin? Don’t wait too long, because something is watching and waiting for you.

How do I know all of this? Because I have heard the stories, and I now find myself waiting behind the screen of a computer. I am waiting for that moment you ponder over that photo or writing opportunity. Don’t be fooled into thinking that if you move away from your computer and stand in line at the supermarket or post office, that you can escape me. You’ll be waiting, won’t you? And, won’t you have your phone with you? Failing that, maybe I’m behind one of the many screens that fill your world?

Nobody likes to be kept waiting.

Written in response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge with the theme of Waiting.

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    1. Ahh, what? You cheated and fast forwarded the spiral? Now, you’re spoiling my fun with all you guys. I’m glad she still shocked you, though. 😈
      Told you that I’d been looking into ‘waiting’ far too much. My iPhone is doing some weird stuff this morning. 😱

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  1. Ooh I like this Hugh! Many do waste life living behind the camera, instead of actually living it, waiting for opportunities, you’re right! This could be the basis for another of your stories!

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  2. Great post, Hugh. Loved the surprise at the end of the spiral video. Once my father bought me some maple candy when he went on a trip and I was so touched by it I ‘saved’ it. Eventually it deteriorated and I never did eat it. Later I realized it was one of his favorites too, and I’m sure he was hoping to get a piece. I waited too long!

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    1. That’s a lovely story, Molly. It reminded me of a tin of chocolates that my partner gave me at our first Christmas together in 1993 (the year we met). I still have the tin (unopened) in the cupboard despite being a bit of a chocolate monster. Good job it’s tucked away where it can’t see me. 😆

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  3. Oh, nooooooo…that spiral ! That image is one of my worst nightmares. Scariest movie…ever, and I saw it just days after we moved 2000 miles from home, and the newlywed hubby was leaving on a business trip to San Francisco the next day. Yikes.
    Anyhow, great take on the “waiting”, an activity to which we devote way too much time, it seems.

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    1. I remember watching that movie for the first time and how when she was able to turn her head 360 degrees was the most frightening thing I’d seen. Still sends shivers up my spine today, Van. Once upon a time, I was able to watch horror movies on my own; but not anymore. It’s a shame that my partner gets scared just by watching E.T. Now, I’ve no chance. If only you lived a little closer. 😀

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    1. Thanks, Kat. Yes, I need to start enjoying the surroundings around me instead of trying to get the perfect picture or video which I can upload to social media. Sometimes, I’ve come away from a night out not really having experienced the atmosphere. Perhaps I need to start leaving the phone at home. 🤔

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      1. I understand how easy it is to get caught up in capturing the moment and then not actually experiencing it. I’ve tried to be mindful of that and although my phone is always nearby, I try to live in the moment too. 🙂

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  4. If only we could turn waiting into a positive experience, think about how much free time we collect? My mind is starting to work that way. Taking a plane somewhere? That day is blocked off as “useless and unproductive”. Then, I sit at the gate and – all of a sudden – I have all this free time to read, write, edit photos or just rest (more than likely this is what happens, since I am too exhausted to do any of the other things). Extra, unaccounted for time. Or, rest. Nice!

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    1. True, Lisbet. Something that I do while I am waiting is clear out my email boxes, including the ‘sent’ folder and all the other folders I’ve created in there. I also clear out social media accounts and make sure all my updates are done. Makes waiting seem like it never really happened. However, put me on a plane or train and I seem to enjoy people watching, although that can help with getting ideas for stories and future blog posts. 😀

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      1. I’ve ended up in there a few times where all my comments were being swallowed up by the WordPress spam monster. I thought I’d let you know so you can check if any other comments you’re leaving on other blogs are also going to spam. If they are, then you’ll need to make WordPress aware so they can sort the problem out.

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