It has been said that a life constructed in years, can be destroyed in one minute. Given 60 seconds, a person's life can be transformed into mush. I guess this is true.
Everything that is life altering can occur in a minute or less, things like a new job, a new country, a new person, a new home, the loss of a home, the loss of a person,etc...
Yes, your life can change in 60 seconds or less, something guaranteed by the lords and ladies of fate (if that what you want to call it). The life you spend most of your age building can disintegrate before your eyes and you can't do anything about it except watch. It's quite a depressing thought, but maybe the sense of depression comes from the fact that it's true. It's a fact that people try to escape from, dodge and avoid, because if they do they may not breathe, there brains might cease and their hearts would stop beating. If we entertain this miserable idea for more than five minutes, I think we won't like to live anymore. Why live when it can all crash over your head in less time it took to bring you into this world?
Everyday we realize our lives are missing stuff, sometimes they're important stuff, while other times they're just ordinary stuff that we don't need. I think what hurts more than missing on things is having these things taken away from you by one mean or the other. I find that disappointment is the worst method available; it just leaves you with this empty state of anger with which you don't know what to do. This feeling often comes from expectations. Does that mean we shouldn't expect? maybe.
I don't know, but since the new year is coming and all, I will just pray to God that He protects us from this one stinkin' minute when life isn't the same anymore.