He that lives in hope danceth without music.
- George Herbert
I read this quote recently and I realized there could be a couple of interpretations of this statement.
1. Those who hope(and are not content with what they have)are somehow missing music as they dance. How many times have we sat in hope for some other circumstance when right around us we have much to be joyful for?
2. Those who hope, don't need music to dance--the music is in them.
I love to dance. I love music. I am holding out for it all but in the meantime, I will enjoy right here, right now.
I am sure George meant the second option, but this reminds me that a lot of what we experience is based on how we choose to see things and what hopes we hold.