Wait It Out

I watched the latest Newsroom’s episode (S02E02) last night and what Will McAvoy said on the 9/11 event that night (which catapulted him to stardom) struck me:


“”I’ve been searching for biblical quotes,” finally Will begins. “We don’t know how many are dead. It’s going to be a lot. It could be thousands. We don’t know who attacked us, we don’t know what will come tomorrow and I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’ll make you this promise: I’m going to be with you all night. I’m not going anywhere. I’ll be right here.”

Thanks SMH for the recap.

Like everyone that fateful day, Will might have been shocked with what just happened, losing words for the tragedy. What he assured his viewers was that he would be with them, together, they would try to make sense of what just happened.

Sometimes, we might not be able to describe what we are going through at the moment. It may be frustrating as we can’t seem to understand the unfolding of events at the present.

A mentor once told me that when things are at a blur, instead of trying to rush into grasping what is happening with us, the invitation is just to be with the experience, hold on to the moment, its difficulties, no matter how painful they are – to just wait it out.

The confusion may be the lesson itself.

And when the dust has settled, trust that all will eventually be revealed.

Picture retrieved from http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/entertainment/box-seat/the-newsroom-series-2-20130716-2q1f5.html?selectedImage=5 last July 27, 2013.

27 July 2013 | Adelaide, South Australia


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