She Waits For No One

by Nicole Trilivas

“‘If the girl had been worth having she’d have waited for you?’

No, sir, the girl really worth having won’t wait for anybody.”

–F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

She waits for no one

She waits for no one


As an inpatient girl, I can relate. I think the idea of pining away and waiting for someone is a romantic notion. (In fairytales there’s so much waiting!) But there’s something to be said about someone who doesn’t wait, who instead uses that time and invests the energy elsewhere. It’s not as romantic, but it’s realistic. And that’s sometimes better.