Question on the Last 10 Seconds

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

I had an extremely vivid dream the other night that left me with a lingering question.

In the dream, I was the passenger in a car that, due to the driver’s jackassery, had just plunged off the edge of a sheer cliff that was hundreds of feet tall. I woke up before we hit the ground, but, after the initial shock, my mind had a chance to run through a series of rather predictable thoughts.

  • Can I possibly survive this? No.
  • Should I rage at the driver? There’s no point in that now, is there?
  • I hope it all happens at once.
  • What messes have I left for others to clean up?

Oddly, the question of life after death was not on the list of my end-of-life dream thoughts. Reflecting on these thoughts after waking up (and calming down), I felt that they could have been much worse; but also that they were less than satisfactory.

The question I was left with was: if you knew you had only about 10 seconds left in your life, what would you do with that time?

Love is the law, love under will.



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