I never really thought about how long a second is. It's just a snippet of time. One snippet, too short in which to accomplish anything of value. If you put several together then you had something to work with - 15 of them, or 30 of them. But just one - what can you do with just one? It's like a drop of water. What do you do with one drop of water?
Then I got this newsletter at work from an ink cartridge company (I know it sounds totally boring, but they always have good links in it) and they had a link to a video comprised of 60 1-second videos. Montblanc, a company that makes watches, is sponsoring a contest of 1 second videos and they compiled 60 of the entries into one video.
I watched it and was struck by how much can be conveyed in 1 second. Beauty, hope, joy, pain - it just takes one second of looking to see it.
I was just thinking that maybe I skip the seconds in life and only look at the moments. I think I miss a lot by doing that. This year I resolve to see the seconds of life. Click here to take a look at the video.
Here's to Seconds.