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Writing + Photography

Memoirs and musings of Darius Bashar. Toronto portrait photographer and writer, in pursuit of all things real, raw and intimate. 

Last Breath

At some point today take 3 deep breaths and after the third inhale, hold it in.  
Hold it as long as you possibly can. Then hold it longer. 
Hold it and remind yourself that one day there will be a last breath. 
That moment our body refuses to fill our lungs with precious oxygen. 
Transport yourself to that exact moment in time. 

You will start to panic as your lungs lust for air. Don't give-in. Hold it. 
In the midst of the chaos, see if you can find a spec of peace. 
Look around at your life in this future moment, as you've taken your last breath. 
How do you feel?

Any apologies that never got their turn? 
Any gratitude that will now expire? 
Any love that is now abandoned? 

When you finally take a breath, pay attention to how sweet the air feels.

Open your eyes and remember,
there is a google calendar invite entitled "My Last Breath" waiting for you

This, I promise.
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