“What would you do if you only had an hour left to live?”
Well, my friends, I considered this. I took a swig of chocolate milk. And I considered it some more.
An hour. Sixty minutes. 3,600 seconds. 3,600,000 miliseconds. 3,600,000,000,000 nanoseconds.
NaNoseconds. Irony of life, eh?
Well, I believe the first thing I would NOT do if I had only an hour to live would be to calculate that to the nanosecond.
Secondly, I would blog about it. Take ten of those minutes to outline how much you guys have meant to me, what a great time I’ve had during my too-short life, encourage y’all with some sappy inspirational paragraph, etc. The only thing that would suck is that I couldn’t wait for the comments. (Although I believe this would be an exception to the “wait at least an hour before commenting or you look like an internet creeper” rule.)
Then I’d take another five minutes posting the link to this farewell post on the YWP, sending it to all my email contacts, etc.
Wow, just wasted a quarter of my remaining life.
Then I’d have my mom drive me out to the barn to say goodbye to my horse. On the way, since I’d be wasting a ten minute commute both ways, I’d call everyone I know and personally tell them what an impact they’ve made on my life. And I’d tell them not to be sad. To not give me a funeral, but a party. It sounds twisted, but I truly wouldn’t want anyone to be sad because I’m not here anymore.
Twenty-five minutes into my sixty, we’d arrive at the barn. I would hug my horse, whisper into her ear, kiss her furry muzzle, and sit on her back one last time. Without a helmet.
The ten minutes the way home, I would simply reflect on my life. (Also, I would make Mom let me drive the motorcycle home.)
Now that I’ve only got about twenty minutes left to live, I’d sit in the family room with my brother, sister, mom, and dad. I’d tell them my last wishes. Exchange sentiments. Then we’d all pray together, and my eyes would already be closed in reverence to the Lord when they never opened again.
What about you? Your 3,600,000,000,000 nanoseconds are ticking.