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4401running_hourglass.jpgWaiting is such an emotionally charged process.  If you’re anything like me, when faced with a wait, you waffle between (among!) potential outcomes, you oscillate between emotional poles, you obsess and then beat yourself up for obsessing. 

Waiting is a universal human experience, and a broad one.  We wait for scary things like medical test results, for happy things like college acceptance letters, for exciting things like a new love interest to return a call, for simple things like a lettuce seed to emerge and signal spring, and for mundane things like tables in crowded restaurants.

For any of you who are waiting for anything at all, I put together a playlist of songs to help you either revel in the possibilities or lament the agonizingly slow passage of time.  Add your own song ideas to the combox – hey, it’ll pass the time while you’re….waiting!

Songs for Waiting

1. “The Waiting” by Tom Petty

2. “Wait” by White Lion

3. “Patience” by Guns ‘N Roses

4. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice?” by The Beach Boys

5. “Wishing and Hoping” by Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwick

6. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Greenday

7. “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” by Jack Johnson

8. “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx

9. “I’ll Be Waiting” by Lenny Kravitz

10. “Waiting on the World to Change” by John Mayer

11. “Waiting for a Girl Like You” by Foreigner

12. “Waiting for Tonight” by Jennifer Lopez

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