Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.
-Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
Often the act of waiting is anything but simple.
Many people hate to wait because they are waiting to do something,
get something, or go somewhere.
Waiting doesn’t seem like an act, but the lack of action; however,
the decision to be patient and willing to wait is an act of courage and perseverance.
Crowds at the Kumbh Mela await their turn to bathe in the Ganges. Allahabad, India
A person who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
– George Savile
Waiting for medical care. Kabul, Afghanistan
A mother waits for news of her missing son. Afghanistan
Refugees wait in line. Thailand
Endurance is patience concentrated.
– Thomas Carlyle
Women queue in Yemen
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
– St. Augustine