You’ve heard the question, and likely asked it yourself.
“Are we there yet?" ask the children, sitting in the back seat of the car.
“Are we there yet?” asks the dog, waiting for the next feeding.
“Are we there yet?” asks the writer of the editor, hoping the last revision nailed it.
The question reminds me of the late great Yeshayahu Leibowitz, a professor of chemistry and a religious philosopher. He said to be wary of anyone who tells you when the messiah will come, for the messiah is always coming but never there yet.
After the year we’ve had, I hear this question almost daily. If not from others, then inside my head.
But then I remember Leibowitz, and answer myself. We are always on the way, never there.
Living in the moment.
©by Shelagh Duffett