On average, human beings blink approximately 15,000 times per day. Each blink lasts between 300 and 400 milliseconds (1000 milliseconds equals 1 second). Which means that we spend approximately 5,250 seconds or over 1 HOUR each and every day blinking. Do you ever wonder what you miss?
As writers, we love to spend our days wide-eyed……constantly watching for those ‘missed’ moments – the moments that last a mere blink of the eye.
What does this mean? Well….other than an incessant need for eye-drops, it means that we are inspired by those ‘moments’.
An intake of breathe by a bride, seconds before she walks down the aisle.
The partially hidden eye-roll from a pre-teen during an argument with their sibling.
The flicker of embarrassment you notice on the face of your teenage daughter after she stumbles wearing her first pair of heels
While others have moved past the moment, writer’s remain, watching……observing.