Last night I awoke from a disturbing dream. I was on the run and being hunted down by the Bad Guy, accompanying me was an aquaintance I know reasonably well but am not necessarily all that fond of (and vice versa). The Bad Guy ends up getting the drop on me and I find myself staring into the barrel of his gun. He says "Now I got you. I'll give you the next 60 seconds to tell your pal here whatever you want and she's free to go, but then it's lights out for you." I strained to think and started to sum up what I thought were the most important things to understand or ultimate meaning of life but I just couldn't decide what to say in that stretch of time. I woke up when he pulled the trigger.
There's no Bad Guy pointing a gun at me now but I keep returning to that question. It occurs to me one could either talk about hats or they could attempt to impart some sort of meaningful words that sum it all up. Trouble is, it seems most efforts to say anything meaningful end up sounding like little more than platitudes - live life to its fullest every day....dedicate yourself and your life to something greater than yourself....the key to a successful life is to find the proper balance in everything.... you see what I'm getting at? It's not that these things arent true, but, hell, we're surrounded by these messages every day - so much so they've lost their poignancy and just sort of blend into the background. I don't know - maybe there really isn't anything worthwhile that can be easily conveyed in 60 seconds.
So if you had 60 seconds left to live what would you say?