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Six Minutes

It took me six minutes to load the dishwasher last night, and six minutes to unload it this morning.

My morning  coffee perks in six minutes.

I can sort the boy’s laundry and start the washing machine in six minutes.

When I am in a rush, and don’t have to shave anything important, I can shower in six minutes.

On the way to work, I often sit for 6 minutes at the railroad crossing when the train is in.

A person can meditate for six minutes.

The average length of a Justin Timberlake song is six minutes.

Major League baseball cut the average length of an inning by six minutes in 2015.

Speed dating in Calgary is typically six minutes.

It takes six minutes to make a hardboiled egg.

Pinterest has multiple videos that are six minutes in length.

AC (because I can’t) can sew a button on his shirt in six minutes.

It takes six minutes to walk from the garage, ride the elevator and arrive at SC room at Children’s Hospital.

It takes six minutes to dust and vacuum behind the tv and tv stand, extracting all the dog and cat hair that accumulates.

Soaking in a bowl of white vinegar, it takes six minutes to clear mineral deposits from the showered head and faucets.

I spent 6 minutes deleting the million and one selfies that my children find hilarious to take when they highjack my cell phone.

Someone could have a near-fatal overdose of heroin, causing her heart to stop. Six minutes could be the length of time she was dead, until they brought her back.

Anything can happen in six minutes.

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Six Minutes

  1. Your writing is superb. Your happenings are heart wrenching. I hope the last six minutes have not happened but I so much fear that it has. x

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  2. your writing is superb, your story heart breaking. I hope the last six minutes did not happen but i fear they may have. sending love x

    On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 2:45 PM, The Addict In My Basement wrote:

    > Melanie Brayden posted: “It took me six minutes to load the dishwasher > last night, and six minutes to unload it this morning. My morning coffee > perks in six minutes. I can sort the boy’s laundry and start the washing > machine in six minutes. When I am in a rush, and don” >

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    1. Not everyone’s experience is the same. Hopefully the things I have had happen with my daughter won’t be what you experience with yours. I really hope that your daughter has found and stays in recovery.

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