leap second

by     /    December 31, 2008   

This year, the powers that be have decided that we need an extra second added to the year. It’s an trivial amount of time, simply required to make the calendar’s bookkeeping all work out. But it’s an interesting idea, receiving this fraction of extra time. An extra eye blink. One more heart beat. An additional breath. Another glance. A quick sigh.

So, how to spend this bonus? At the end of your life, what will be the one thing you wish you had one extra second to spend on? For me it will be to just try, for one moment, to feel alive. To feel how my body fills the space around me, and how my mind cannot stop sensing and experiencing, even for this one, extra moment.

Happy New Year everyone. Enjoy your extra second of life.

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Lisa Call  (January 1st, 2009):

I ate chocolate.

Happy New Year!

Mark  (January 2nd, 2009):

Wow, interesting. Just what we need – more time in a day – but seems like I could use an hour or two…

Paul Grecian  (January 3rd, 2009):

Happy New Years Dan, to you and the family. I can’t think of a better way to spend a second (or an hour for that matter). Maybe every artist should take a second like that before each creative piece as well.

Robin Maria Pedrero  (January 6th, 2009):

I enjoy your thoughts and breathing it all in seems the best way to capyure the essence of an extra second…while like Lisa says eating chocolate!