30 March 2009


it's funny because patience isn't necessarily easy for me, but i am intrigued by "not yet". it's one of my favourite things about traveling -- saving something for next time. four years ago when i was last in ireland, i finally made it to the connemara region north of galway. i'd written a story in college set there, but hadn't yet seen it for myself. the day i went was overcast and as the region is all hills, i missed out on part of its glory, yet...that meant there was more for another time. this time, i'll have a few days to check out the area, so hopefully i'll catch a clearer glimpse.

connemara, shrouded

the other day i had a thought, which seemed like a perfect quote. so i figured it already was one and i was just remembering it. i googled it and found nothing. which at least means it's not a very famous quote if it is already a quote. i know the concept has been noted before, but perhaps not this phrasing...

the story isn't over until the end.

yes - it can be taken rather trite, but isn't that because it's true?


  1. sounds rather like a more refined version of Yogi Berra's "it ain't over till it's over".

    you're a bit young to remember Yogi, who also said "I didn't really say everything I said."

  2. "yet" leaves the possibility out there. the thought that anything is possible. and that God still has a chance to fulfill His promises. love it!

  3. when you were a very small child there were buttons going around with "PBPGINFWMY" which stood for "please be patient, God is not finished with me yet". Again with the "yet".