Sunday, November 12, 2006

Two Minutes

Having observed the two minutes silence, both yesterday and today to remember those who had died in wars, I wondered - why 2 minutes?

Why not one minute, three minutes or some other number of minutes?
Who had first decided it should be two minutes, and why, was there some special significance to 2?

What a long time that two minutes seems when one stands silent, how different to when one has just two minutes to catch a bus, or get to work, or complete a job, or do anything, then it seems to fly by, yet it`s exactly the same length of seconds. Odd, isn`t it.

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