A Note on Expectation

 There is a certain kind of wonder that comes from silence.

    For silence is often expected, a right of passage, a necessity of living. And yet, for all that expectation, it is not something that comes about without cultivation, nor without searching. 

    And so, when the young girl traveled into the woods in search of the stillness that begat silence, she found herself walking the path that led to that for which she hoped.

    For expectation will crush, while seeking will find. 

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