Saturday, June 7, 2014
Moment of Zen: Anticipation
Sometimes, I come across a picture and it's such perfection that it takes my breath away. This was one such picture, and a friend suggested that the picture itself suggested "anticipation." I had to agree.
The thought of anticipation fit very well with my true moment of zen this week. I was sitting outside at a coffee shop at a local bookstore with a friend of mine when my friend struck up a conversation with a guy about the book he was reading. We began talking, and this man and I realized that we were both teachers and began talking about where we taught. Come to find out, he teaches at a university where I had just applied for a position, which I related to him. Then through pure coincidence, he's in town visiting with family, but is in the history department and happens to be on the search committee for the job to which I applied. We had a little mini interview and hopefully, it will lead to me at least getting an interview for the job.
So I await with anticipation to see if I hear from this job or from any of the others I applied.