Timing is everything.
Photography is often finding the perfect moment to take the shot. A sunrise, a gesture, a wave on the ocean, a deserted bridge. Sometimes you have to be patient to wait for the moment and sometimes you turn around and there it is.
Life’s like that, timing is everything.
We can be running out of time and don’t even know it. Randomness can be in your favour, or not.
COVD-19 has that power. Maybe that’s what makes it so scary, we can’t see it, but we know it’s lurking.
The best advice I can give people these days is what I’ve always encouraged my clients to do. I’ve helped people that are terminally ill with their bucket lists. Then at some point, as we get closer to the end, a few things become inherently more important.
And what most often becomes critical? Have you said everything you want to say to those you hold dear?
The time comes to reach out and tell everyone you know how you feel about them. Pretend it’s the last time you’ll hold someone’s hand, hear their voice or see them smile.
It might be awkward as hell. We humans aren’t built to say the obvious. But just this once, for this moment in time, ignore the fear and just do it.
Living under this COVID-19 fog, we never know when the next hammer will drop. The best way to be prepared is to say the words before it’s too late…
Go make that call, write that note, compose the text, zoom away. And don’t forget the person sitting next to you. Tell them how much you care. Don’t wait. Do it today.
If you say those things now you’ll hold that picture in your heart and it will keep you warm.
Timing is everything. Too late is too late. Regrets can destroy you.
Words can be soul saving…
They are everything.
And the time is now.