No one knew exactly how long that was until George Floyd was murdered.
Eight minutes and 46 seconds.
Have you sat for that long? Have you timed it?
It's a helluva a long time.
It is almost 4 commercial radio songs.
It is 8 commercials on TV.
It is 16 thirty second commercials on TV.
It is half of a quarter of football.
It is almost a full quarter in basketball.
It is microwaving 3 bags of popcorn.
It is how long pasta needs to cook to be al dente.
That is a long time to kneel.
I tried that as well. I could barely get up after kneeling for that long.
If you haven't sat still and timed it; I challenge you to do it now.
Eight minutes and 46 seconds it how long it took for someone to take a life.
Think about that the next time we are standing in line for two minutes. Think about that when we are waiting for that latte at Starbucks. Think about that when that red light catches us.
Eight minutes and 46 seconds is how long it took for George Floyd to lose his life.
Everything else doesn't seem that important now, does it?