Note: Today’s post is courtesy of a prompt from “642 Things to Write About“. Today’s prompt is: “What can happen in a second?”
A great number of things can happen in a second. A blink, a heartbeat, a flash of lightning or a spark of electricity. In one second gravity can pull an object to the ground from a height of 9.8 meters. There are lots of fairly obvious answers that I’m sure most people could come up with easily, but there are lots of not-so-obvious answers as well.
A heart could stop in a second…or it could start. In a second someone could fall in love at first sight. It might only take a second for a shooting star to streak across the sky. A subconscious reflex could take only a second. In a second someone’s heart could be broken. A fatal mistake could happen in a second. Or a fatal mistake could be avoided in a second. A good, true laugh can occur in a second. It only takes a second for a quick, sweet kiss.
A “second” is merely a unit of measurement that we happen to use to distinguish what we consider to be a very short length of time, but a rather great deal of things can occur in that one second. We just don’t always take notice of these things happening, and that is quite a shame, isn’t it?
5 thoughts on “In the Blink of an Eye”
Also, I could very well change my mind and/or my opinion on something in one second.
What do I think right now? For the past 120 seconds, I have been enjoying this post, and at the present time, I think that I really like what I’m seeing.
That’s a good one, Tom!
I’m enjoying these “642 Things” posts. They make you think. ^_^
That is a shame. Every second holds an opportunity, a memory, a moment that can’t be taken back. Therefore not even a single second should be taken for granted. I believe this thought and lesson will remain with me all day. Thank you for sharing this and for the second it took you to hit ‘publish’.
Ooh! Another good one! lol I might have to add to this post later! ^_^
Thanks! Looks like you have a few of us thinking about this today.