A nod to Samuel Beckett in recognition of just how endemic it is to all of us to be waiting for something. That is what doing an antique show is all about. Waiting for the right person to show up.

I can’t say that it happened at this year’s Winter Antique Show. I think I might have met a couple of the right people, but they might not have recognized me. Or vice-versa.

It has very little to do with antiques after all. It has to do with trust. That is probably why we bother to wait at all.