T.S. Eliot on waiting, words for Advent

“I said to my soul, be still

and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing;

wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing;

there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting.

Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:

So the darkness shall be the light,

and the stillness the dancing.”

— T. S. Eliot