Zeno’s Paradox & our adoption wait

“That which is in locomotion must arrive at the half-way state before it arrives at the goal.” ~ Aristotle

Suppose Homer wants to catch a stationary bus. Before he can get there, he must get halfway there. Before he can get halfway there, he must get a quarter of the way there. Before traveling a quarter, he must travel one-eighth; before an eighth, one-sixteenth; and so on. ~ One of Zeno’s Paradoxes

When our dossier was logged into CCAA on October 31, 2005, we were told the wait was 6-8 months to referral.  We did finally break the 6-8 month barrier (we think), but it took 14-16 months to do it.  Now we think we have 4-5 months to go, but clearly time is not what it seems.  Besides, I fear that Zeno’s Paradox is at work and we can only get half-way there… over and over again. 

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5 Responses

  1. I have never heard of Zeno’s Paradox, but man, does it seem apt. Your feelings are totally valid (not that you need me to tell you that), but still, you are almost there. You really, truly are.

  2. That is sucky news! I wish I could have the right words but now, know that you are not alone and it will happen!!

    Keep smilin!

  3. Damn you Zeno.

  4. Okay….. if I’m not allowed to use philosophy neither are you!!!!

  5. No! You will get there, you will, you will.

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