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Sometimes waiting seems to be the best way to view life Sometimes people believe the best way to understand what is going on is to step to the side of reality and watch from the outside But is this the best way It cant be too good for a person to stand in one place and watch their life go bye It seems that a major theme of human nature is to wait for that perfect moment to come It has been this way since the very beginning A good example of how this affects ones life is in the poem by TS Elliot called The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock In this poem he shows me how waiting around for that perfect time could be the biggest waste of time in a persons life Elliot uses a lot of imagery in this poem to help push the poem along and give more clues to show how this man is in a sense wasting his life away The first part of the poem that began to show me that this procrastination to move on with life was occurring when the narrator said In the room the women come and go talking of Michelangelo Elliot 13-14 Although these lines didnt take place at the beginning of the poem I believe that it was the first sign of him waiting for that perfect time to occur It seems that as he waits chances come and go but just because they arent perfect means he will have to let them go bye He also uses these lines again after the next large stanza which is just restating that he is waiting but that moment hasnt come so he will not act In the third main stanza he begins talking of how there will be much time He doesnt specifically say there will be time to find that perfect moment or person Instead he compares it
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