sometimes, when people ask me for my last name i say "patience...i wish i had some!" i know for a fact i have more than most. i don't get road rage and rarely do i feel the need to shout obscenities at people who walk too slow. but i get anxious in line-ups and look forward to future events way more then is appropriate. i literally live in the future. of course whatever i look forward to is never as good i expected. and then i'm sad because i realize i missed a lot of good moments leading up to that event.
"maybe happiness is this, not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being something else."
a couple of years ago, instead of making a joke when people asked for my last name, i simply said "patience, like the virtue." but what does that mean?
"creating a sense of peaceful stability and community, rather than engendering suffering, hostility and antagonism."
i like that. i like it a lot. that's me - no antagonism being caused here! saying it is a nice reminder that patience is indeed a virtue, and that i should be patient, enjoy life and wait my turn. it's an added bonus that i love snail mail - but one has to be patient to receive it! in addition, you have to be a patient person to create something handmade. it's much more involved than buying something (ahem, an envelope) at the store.
so, you didn't ask, but that's why i use the term "isavirtue"*. i'm very curious about how you pronounce it in your head. did i just blow you away with this post? did you have no idea that my blog and business name were short for "patience is a virtue?" the postman things my first name is Isa. that's okay - but what did you think?
*and it's always in lowercase. all lowercase are more pleasing to my eye. we can't let typed letters get to cocky right? everyone's equal.