IF THERE'S A PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE THAT ALMOST EVERYONE HATES, it's waiting.
It's a shame, because waiting is unavoidable, like death and taxes —
and just about as popular.
Waiting in line...is barely tolerated. God help the person who tries to cut in.
Waiting while driving is even worse, breeding dangerous, irrational behavior.
We have a name for that: road rage.
Waiting causes impatience, anger, and stress. We have drugs for that.
We have special rooms for waiting. They're rarely happy places.
In short, waiting is almost always considered a waste of time. A bad thing.
But it doesn't have to be that way. If you have a smart phone, you've already discovered the joys of "continuous episodic computing." It makes waiting productive. Just please...not while you're driving.
With a change in attitude, waiting becomes an opportunity for exploration, a time for discovery. A time to read, play, watch or listen, connect with friends, write.
Or simply a quiet space to catch up with yourself.
A good thing.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, an hour of ambient electronics for exploration and discovery, on a program called (wait for it)........WAITING. Music is by BRIAN ENO, STEVE ROACH, CLIVE WRIGHT, and CHUCK VAN ZYL.