Death of Anticipation - Jenny Rosenstrach
We live in a culture that can't seem to abide waiting. Movies and television are on-demand, delivery is just-in-time, messaging is instant. But for many children, that grinds to a halt once-a-year. Because nobody rushes Santa. For Jenny Rosenstrach, the anticipation surrounding Christmas is a delicious pleasure.
And it got her thinking about the consequences of losing anticipation for such long stretches at other times of the year. Jenny Rosenstrach is the author of Time For Dinner. She writes a blog called Dinner: A Love Story. And she has just re-posted an entry she calls The Death of Anticipation. Jenny Rosenstrach wa in Westchester County in New York State.
Death of Anticipation
Whether to wait ... and how long to wait if you do -- are two of the diciest conundrums in romance and sex, especially in a culture of instant gratification. But Carlyle Jansen says you're missing the boat if you don't learn to appreciate the waiting. She's the founder of Good For Her, a sexuality workshop centre and store in Toronto. And she thinks anticipation can be one of the best parts of sex. We aired a clip.
Jonah Lehrer has discovered that being able to savour anticipation has lots of other benefits too. He's a science writer and the author of Proust was a Neuroscientist. His latest book is called How We Decide. He was in Los Angeles.
Last Word - Trudell
We ended the program with a preview of something you can hear in the coming days on The Current. The Current's Pedro Sanchez has arranged an interview with John Trudell, a former leader of AIM -- the American Indian Movement -- as well as a musician and poet. John Trudell isn't a household name, but Pedro thinks he is someone you'll want to hear from. Pedro Sanchez got the last word this morning.
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