I love the idea of our ‘leap second’ tonight. Time fascinates me ~ how it can slow down and speed up in such amazing ways.
Some of our radio presenters here in Ireland were suggesting today that a second is no big deal and were questioning what all the fuss is about.
There mere mention of seconds brings me back to the old wooden kitchen clock with the very loud tick-tock that was a part of my growing up. So many moments spent watching the second hand move ~ moments of wild anticipation as well as angst.
And, of course, a second is like an age when it comes to games like tennis. Hitting the ball that second earlier can make such a difference as can reacting and getting moving a split second sooner to a perfect drop-shot.
How about the zillion thoughts that can flash through one’s mind in a single second when senses are heightened. Or, the second that one first meets the eyes of a person who is to play a huge role in one’s life.
Seconds that have passed are gone forever and so much can be done in a single second. The click of a camera, for example, capturing a moment forever.
Here’s the extra photo that I seized tonight. I know that this lovely marigold in my rockery will never look quite the same again: