Play the right card while you still have time

TUESDAY, 19 MAY 2015

Seize every opportunity you get to be happy because in the blink of an eye it can all be over.

“Wait! I haven’t been happy enough!”

“Too late. Let’s go.”

“No, wait! Just give me one more day! C’mon, I had no warning!”

“Few people get any warning. Let’s go.”

“No! A few hours more … if I had known, I would have …”

“Do you really think you’re the first person to ask for more time? You’re done. Game over.”

“Okay, let me just quickly …”

“Don’t make me use the cattle prod …”


I am currently working on a few projects – four or five thematic collections of notes and pieces and new ideas that prompt me to say, maybe I’m just another pleb, just another schmuck whose life is not much different from the next person’s after all, and I am indeed wasting my time with my so-called writing.

On the other hand, there is a slim possibility that I have lived my adult life so far in a way that has given me a unique view of human existence and the lives we live, and that a combination of personality and tertiary education could make it possible for me to write something that would make someone else say: “I like the wording of this. It’s not really something that I haven’t thought of myself, but the way he talks about it makes it easier for me to organise my own thoughts.”

It is possible that there is nothing special about me or my writing, but I nevertheless choose to play the second card.