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Just you

In a cold

unfamiliar room.

Quiet and alone.


The most gorgeous thing you can do when you want something with all your heart is to have the patience (and courage) to just sit quietly and wait for it.


The catch is that you must wait in such a profound, elegant, and selfless way that deep down you truly forget what you’re waiting for altogether.


No distractions.

No scrolling.

No books, no music, no movies.


Just you and your waiting.

Your feeling


how strange the room is

how cold your skin is

how ruthless the quiet is

And recognizing how lonely

being ‘Alone’ actually is


There’s an ever-so-slight but quintessential difference between ‘waiting’ and ‘hoping’


To hold a candle in the dark, expressionlessly.

Without expectation.


Otherwise, you’re just wasting time.

Billy Hafferty

Billy Hafferty is probably still hanging out of the passenger side of his best friend's ride trying to holler at you.

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