Have you ever sat around motionless, desperately waiting for something to happen? I did. I was sitting on the floor for about 2 hours, staring at the clock every now and then just to realise that merely a minute had passed. Time seemed to stand still and every noise suddenly seemed to be deafening. The sweep hand's ticking, my neighbour's laugh on the other side of the wall, the irregular breathing of my old burma cat sitting beside me, the blood vibrating in my ears, even the refrigerator's buzzing. It was nerve-racking, but I just couldn't overcome myself to simply stand up and do something else. Something had frozen me to the ground, unable to move.
And then, finally, I heard the keys turning in the door lock and started breathing again.