In a NY minute

  In a New York Minute
  Everything can change

This is one of my favourite songs about how fast things can change – for the better or worse.

Some years ago, I was home with my grandmother and -father. I went out in the kitchen to make us some coffee. When I was almost ready to serve the coffee, my grandmother came out and told me to call an ambulance – my grandfather was suddenly feeling unwell. Twenty minutes later, he died at the hospital.
He was old, but in very good health as far as any of us could tell. It happened like a bolt from the blue.

Almost two years ago, an acquaintance of mine was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle. He could easily have died that day. Instead he has to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. It only took a second to change his life forever. That is not fair!

I live in a peaceful country, but when I was very young, I sat in a train maybe 200 meters from an exploding bomb. Nothing happened to me, other than the surprise. But later on, I saw in the news that a person who had the misfortune of standing close to it, died at that explosion.

Luckily, a lot of good things can happen too in just a moment, making you smile though you didn’t plan to be happy that day. 🙂

When I take a photo of two snails, or a hoverfly, I try to show how fantastic this world can be. There are so many fantastic details we often tend to overlook. And the world is still fantastic, if you look at it in full.

I try not to plan my life in details, because one moment can change everything.

  In a New York Minute
Everything can change
  In a New York Minute

3 thoughts on “In a NY minute

  1. Baseman

    Thanks! I’m glad you liked it!
    At the moment I seem to remember more negative than positive tings, that has happened so sudden (I’ve only mentioned three of them in this post), but good things happen – and often just as sudden.

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