Expectations…A Myth

“The best lesson I was given is that all of life teaches…especially if we have that expectation” ~ Sam Abell


It is hard to face disapppointment when we feel we have been let down especially by those who we hold dear…and what comes to mind is that expectations kill! But what exactly are expectations…

Time and again we are told this rant,

Through the many quotes and morning posts,

Through the unforgettable heartbreaks and tears so cold.

That expectations one should always avoid,

They lead to disappointment crushing our hopes causing them to die.

But a question that strikes the mind,

What are expectations and what brings them to life?

Is it the care and concern that someone shows,

Or the unbound feelings of attachment that unknowingly grows.

Is it the child who runs to his mother whenever he feels uneasy,

The blind faith that one has on their friends when they are needy.

Is it the feeling that rises when we meet a long lost friend unexpectedly,

The fleeting feelings of nervousness when a stranger offers us help making us feel queasy.

Is it the skip of that heartbeat when we receive an unexpected call from someone dear,

Or the realisation of a dream which was too unrealistic to be realized ever.

Is it the longing, the waiting to hear from the one you miss the most,

Or the burden of a heavy heart when there is so much to say but you can not find the right words.

Is it good or is it bad,

Should it be kept close or shunned away…too far.

No matter what people say and how much ever cautious we may get,

They find their way to our hearts denying all logic of its power.

Some say its a trap which makes us weaker,

What they forget is the feelings of bliss it accompanies as the wait is over.

So should we or should we not believe in the magic of expectation,

Or is too dreamy, far-fetched and just a creation of our imagination.