Eight Minutes

(a transcribed WhatsApp conversation that took place at 11:52pm on December 31st, with messages bouncing between Berlin and Milan)

B: Can you believe it? There’s 8 minutes left, and the change is inevitable.

B: It just arrives in a measurable amount of time, not too early, not too late, just as arranged.

B: It makes me feel utterly powerless.

M: Me too

M: But I’m excited too

M: I’m looking forward to so many things

B: Yes. The flip side of powerless is the collapse of all pressure.

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