I hate waiting…

If I am walking somewhere and I come to an intersection that I want to cross and the light is red…

then I cross the street that is green.

If I come to a bus stop and the bus isn’t there…

then I keep walking.

If I have to choose between instant oatmeal and healthy make your own oatmeal…

then, regrettably, I eat the instant, even though I know it is a packaging nightmare and it has too much sugar.

If I make cookies…

then I eat so much cookie dough that I become ill and then I burn my mouth on the cookies I do bake.

And if I want to put up a blog post, but I am at a hotel with a bad connection and it takes too long to upload photos…

then I just don’t post.

This is what has been happening to me for the last week that I have been traveling. It was very frustrating not to have an alternative to my waiting.

(Rolleiflex photos: Arann waiting for Rube to make us breakfast, in Athens, GA.)

But I am in New York now…

So, while I may have to wait for other things, at least my internet waiting days are over.

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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  1. When I first saw that last picture I thought it might be Arann waiting at home for you to come back from your trip!


  2. Ironically: Arann pictured here waiting patiently.


  3. Bridget Walter May 19, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Paige. You may remember me and Aad Van Veldhoven. I think waiting is likely the reason we met! That rental car adventure from Knoxville to Greenville was quite an inspiring road trip! I will never forget the great, in depth conversations that were shared of complete strangers! I always enjoy your photography and your blog posts!


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