Day 356: The Rest of Your Life

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December 21, 2012 by Alex Hoekstra

Think back on the day.  It’s not over yet, and maybe its best moments are still in the remaining few hours, but you’ve probably been awake, up and about for at least some of the day.  How much of it do you remember?  How much of it will you remember tomorrow?  How much of what you did today – where you went, what you did, who you were with, what you talked about, what you thought, what you felt – will you remember in a year?  Two years?  Ten?  What if you could take just a tiny slice – a second – of today and carry it with you for the rest of your life?  Even if it wasn’t the best second – the happiest or saddest or the one you’ll think back on tomorrow or next week – it might bring back the other 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds of a day you spent alive.  In the words of the man behind today’s project: “Every second has a story.”

Today’s project wants to save these seconds and make them forever more meaningful by preserving them, together, in a video compilation that you can keep and build and take with you every day for the rest of your life.

This is a ridiculously neat idea and I hope you’ll join me in backing the project before December 27 and starting to store your second-long stories every day.


On the day I turned 30 years old, I started recording 1 second every day for the rest of my life… and I think you should too.  When I turn 40, I’ll have a 1-hour video that encapsulates my 30s.  If I live to see 80 years of age, I’ll have a 5-hour video that summarizes 50 years of my life.


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