Waiting. What was it really? Donati mused. One waits for what is coming. What’s coming from the future. But coming from the future by way of the past, of an expectation formed in the past. So waiting was the future past, or the past future. There should be a verb form for it. One could say, There is an update or There is bread but use the past future to indicate, There is an update coming or There is bread coming.

The Italian Novel

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