Six. Important events are remembered clearly even years after they have passed. Five. Every step, every look, every thought, burned into memory. Four. Every second, one after another. Three. One remembers everything. Two. The North Macedonian author Frosina Parmakovska zooms in on the life of her novel’s protagonist in Одбројување (Countdown), who is getting ready to undergo surgery. One. Zero. Life’s profoundest changes one can only witness, if one pays close attention.