Oh, how I love Lucy Maude Montgomery’s quote! I laughed out loud when I read it the first time; and I laughed out loud again when I read it to my husband.
L.M. Montgomery is best known for the much-beloved Anne of Green Gables series. She seems to have been a delightful mix of idealism and pragmatism. Yes, anticipation is a heady emotion … but sometimes when the waiting is over, all you end up with is a headache.
That may be a bit harsh. Sometimes anticipation results in a long-awaited dream come true: a book contract or a promotion or a wedding ring or a baby to hold or a trip to Australia (works for me!) or even a quiet afternoon with nothing to do. (Admit it: There are all types of anticipation.)
But there’s always the thud. The eventual return to reality. Normalcy. Does that mean all that eager expectation was a waste of emotion? Absolutely not. And there’s always another chance to anticipate … something.
In Your Words: What are you anticipating? Do you find the glorious “soaring through the sunset” feeling is worth the thud?