What do you expect of Expectation?

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What do you expect of expectation?

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The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability, and that’s very true. The whole journey might go without a hitch, but the final step will be a twist, unexpected and making one unsure about how to get past it to the destination.

The week that was has been unpredictable, that’s for sure, beginning with Portugal beating France at the Euros. The best team in the finals was bested by a team that finished third in their group and was lucky to have made the knockouts. But that said, they showed determination to succeed, played like there was no expectation on them, and that made all the difference in the end.

No one at Nice or Ankara could have predicted the events to unfold as they did. I still find it unbelievable that that happened. The world around can do some things, but mostly, it can only watch in silence. I can only reiterate that one way to be vigilant is to not be indifferent. And to remember that humanity is an ocean, much more than those few drops that are stained. And to continue to expect and hope that there will be peace.

I think expectation matters a lot. At times, it’s very good that we live without expectations, and that puts very little pressure on us to actually go out and achieve what we know we can. And yet, at other times, we need that expectation to hold on to hope. I find that that hope helps push us forward as well.

What do you expect of expectation?

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 17th July 2016)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

4 thoughts on “What do you expect of Expectation?”

  1. Quite a profound and timely write Vinay, true the attacks on Nice were terrible and unexpected. None could have foreseen those events. Lets face it at times ‘expectations hurt’ because as long as we expect something we ll never truly be at peace. Better to be pleasantly surprised than to be disappointed. What say? 🙂

    Lots of love,

    • No one did expect that. Not even I. But at times, I wonder, even if someone could, would they expect or predict such a sad event? 🙁 Yeah. It’s good to be pleasantly surprised, Sanaa. Yet, it’s the disappointment that makes one contemplate, right? I pray for the pleasantness, yet don’t completely expect only that.

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