It’s hard to think of seven more terrifying words (or three more frightening sentences).
Have you heard those words before?
Maybe at the doctor, at work or in the dean of student’s office?
Maybe more than once?
It only takes a few seconds, tops, to complete all of the directions.
Then a few more quick beats before the news is delivered (maybe a little longer –
it depends how well the upcoming bomb drop has been rehearsed).
Those “in between” moments are like nothing else.
It’s suspended animation.
It’s 14 seconds of a massive, soul engulfing realization…
everything is about to change.
The instant the diagnosis, promotion, resignation, suspension or break-up is voiced,
my heart is jolted back into reality with a massive flood of conflicting emotions:
fear, joy, regret, hope, sadness, accomplishment, anger, gratitude, resentment, relief;
they all hang like humidity in the air – so thick you can almost see them.
If you’ve heard those words before, you know.
If you’ve said them yourself, you know.
So share. Make some no15e.