A Game of Sudden Death


Tick. Tock.

How quickly time passes, beginning with a simple heartbeat – the first of an unknown number.

Tick Tock.

From that first moment, that first taste of life, time never ceases. Seconds become hours, hours become days, and days become years, building upon itself like a slow-rising tower.

Tick. Tock.

Time ticks by continuously, never slowing its pace, whilst you take it for granted. Time works silently in the background, an invisible machine, counting down the seconds of your life and only in times of strain do you hear it, keeping time with your heartbeat.

Tick. Tock.

Isn’t it eerie how it seems to speed up as your mind races into realization or is plagued with sudden anxiety? It’s as if it’s counting out loud to you, keeping time with the beats as if to remind you – you are not in control. That your life can change in the blink of an eye and in the darkness of the night it watches, hiding like a caged beast, waiting to pounce.

Tick. Tock.

It only takes a moment to change your life forever, good or bad. Will you live another day? Will you live another minute? There is no answer. Life is a time bomb.

Tick. Tock.

There are no exact dates, not within our reach at least. Perhaps someone out there knows the date of our demise, but that knowledge is not for us. And isn’t that for the better? Isn’t it better for us to live our lives in the moment, and not worry about that date? The knowledge of such a date would only cause pain, worry, and anxiety. We would live our lives in fear.

Tick. Tock.

As they say, don’t count the years – count the moments. Don’t regret life. Don’t take life for granted, for while you sit at your computer reading this post someone, somewhere is fighting for theirs. Make every moment count and live like there’s no tomorrow.



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