We are about to hit the ball and the time stops.
Someone has paused our game, our lives.
A mysterious event has made a fraction of a second eternal, and we are sucked into a turbine of indecision. All of our tactical knowledge has vanished, and we have no idea what the right choice is, what the right shot is.
But soon, we will have to hit the ball and send it back across the net. Time will return to normal.
We are anxious to find out whether our choice was the right one, whether it will win or lose the point.
“That choice which can be determined by pure reason is called free choice. That which can be determined only by inclination (sensible impulse) would be animal choice. Human choice, however, is a choice that can indeed be affected but not determined by impulses.”