The Weight of Expectation

Nicholas Cage in Adaptation.

expectation * [ek-spek-tey-shuh n] noun
1. Something expected, a thing looked forward to: I look forward to the day I finish the novel. To begin, to begin.

2. Often, expectations, a prospect of future good or profit: Man, when I finish that novel, won’t I be all Yippee and Whoop! Whoop! and Take that, you inner editor. I am goooood. 

3. Statistics. mathematical expectation: This one woman I know wrote her novel in a year. BUT, this other author I know took ten years. So yeah. Now let’s do the numbers…when did I start this book?  

4. The degree of probability that something will occur: I really hate math.


expectation **
noun. Belief, anticipation. Synonyms: forecast, intention. Hope. Possibility. Trust.

“Act without expectation.” ~ Lao Tzu

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About Christi Craig

Christi Craig is a native Texan living in Wisconsin, working by day as a sign language interpreter and moonlighting as a writer, teacher, and editor. Her stories and essays have appeared online and in print, and she received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train's Family Matters Contest, 2010. You can send comments or questions via her contact page.
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One Response to The Weight of Expectation

  1. Hello,
    I love the first pictures ! I realy hate maths too !
    Tony

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