Waiting for spring
and for the next Bimonthly
fear I have had some of my faithful readers waiting. You, that
is. To be sure, we have all been waiting here in Central Europe
for that overdue Spring 2013 to arrive. And we're still waiting.
In the meantime, I have been working on my next Bimonthly essay
in the uncompleted series of "Reflections on Reflective
Practice." I hoped to have it ready for spring, but alas!
spring hasn't arrived, it's not ready. By the time spring will
(hopefully, eventually, ultimately) arrive, I am confident my
essay will also be available. But of course, nobody ever knows
when exactly spring arrives. This is just how it is with my
overdue essay. There's no way to tell. All I can say is that
while you are waiting for it, I am working on it, hell.
the situation slightly resembles Vladimir and Estragon's Waiting
for Godot in Samuel Beckett's famously absurd "Tragicomedy
in Two Acts" of 1953. You may wonder whether you have come
to the right place. You may wonder where the leaves are. You
may wonder how long you are going to wait and what you are supposed
to do until Godot comes, if he comes at all. Well, here is a
suggestion: read Godot. Since you have to wait
anyway, why not benefit and read the play. Give it a try. If
not now, when else? I promise you, its writing is so refreshingly
minimalist that the few green leaves this spring has brought
forth so far are going to look unexpectedly lush to you. Well
yes, until "it" really comes.
get you going, here is a brief extract from Act I.
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photograph taken near Schwarzenburg, Switzerland, on 10 March 2008, around 3:15 p.m. ISO 400, aperture priority with aperture f/4.7
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