cartoon: waiting for a miracle

cartoon: waiting for a miracle March 9, 2011

My fellow Canadian Bruce Cockburn sings the beautiful song “Waiting for a Miracle“. One verse goes like this:

Struggle for a dollar, scuffle for a dime
Step out from the past and try to hold the line
So how come history takes such a long, long time
When you’re waiting for a miracle?

And one of my readers reminded me of another fellow Canadian Leonard Cohen’s song “Waiting for the Miracle” that expresses the same sentiment:

Nothing left to do
when you know that you’ve been taken.
Nothing left to do
when you’re begging for a crumb
Nothing left to do
when you’ve got to go on waiting
waiting for the miracle to come.

In the 2007 version of the movie “3:10 to Yuma“, Dan Evans musters the courage to go after the outlaw Ben Wade. His wife doesn’t want him to engage in such a dangerous pursuit. Dan says:

I’ve been standin on one leg for three damn years waitin for God to do me a favor… and He ain’t listenin.

I love that line and understand it.

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